J Occup Environ Med 2021 Apr 3. Epub 2021 Apr 3.
Healthy Working Lives Group, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, G12 8RZ, Glasgow, UK (Lalloo, Macdonald), School of Public Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, T12 YN60 (Gallagher), Health Services Executive, Mid-West Region, Limerick, Ireland, V94 7X9 (McDonnell).
Objectives: Clinical case complexity is an inherent factor in occupational health (OH), yet it is poorly defined and understood. Our aim was to identify the multiple sources of complexity in OH and propose a conceptual complexity framework model for clinical OH practice.
Methods: Through a scoping review, expert panel consensus, and content analysis of OH clinical case reports, we identified relevant complexity-contributing factors (CCFs) specifically tailored to the OH setting, which we defined and validated. Read More