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Title: Occupational health in general practice in an industrial area of Singapore
Authors: Lee, J. 
Liem, L.P.
Koh, D. 
Keywords: Industrial area
Occupational medicine
Primary health care
Issue Date: 2001
Citation: Lee, J., Liem, L.P., Koh, D. (2001). Occupational health in general practice in an industrial area of Singapore. Occupational Medicine 51 (5) : 312-317. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to estimate the caseload with regard to the proportion of work-related medical cases in factory workers and to survey knowledge of and attitudes to occupational medicine among doctors in an industrial area in Singapore. To this end, a self-administered questionnaire was given to 74 general practitioners in the industrial district of Jurong in Singapore. Overall, there was an 89.2% response rate. Thirty-three of the 66 respondents were males. Mean age was 40.8 years (range 27-64 years). Twenty-four (36%) had some postgraduate training in occupational medicine (GP-OM) while the rest did not (GP). The caseload for all doctors was similar with regard to the number of adult patients and, more specifically, the number of factory workers seen per day. The majority of doctors (76.6%) felt that
Source Title: Occupational Medicine
ISSN: 09627480
DOI: 10.1093/occmed/51.5.312
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