Sygemelding på deltid hjælper ikke sygemeldte af psykiske årsager

1. februar 2011

I denne undersøgelse - som foreligger på engelsk - kan det ikke påvises, at de danske ordninger om deltids-sygemelding forkorter sygefraværets længde for medarbejdere med psykiske lidelser.

Sygemelding på deltid hjælper ikke sygemeldte af psykiske årsager

Udgiver: SFI

Tidligere undersøgelser har vist, at deltids-sygemelding er en effektiv måde at reducere varigheden af sygefravær for medarbejdere sygemeldt på grund af problemer med bevægeapparatet og for sygemeldte generelt.

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Previous studies find that part-time sick-listing it is an effective instrument for reducing sick leave durations for employees with musculoskeletal disorders and for sick-listed employees in general.

This paper provides new evidence by studying whether the Danish part-time sick leave programme reduces the duration until employees with mental disorders end their sick leave by reporting ready for returning to regular working hours

The programme allows fully sick-listed employees to resume work at reduced hours. When the sick-listed employee’s health improves, working hours are increased until the employee is able to work regular hours.

This study shows that part-time sick-listing significantly reduces the duration until returning to regular working hours for employees with physical disorders.

In contrast, the study finds that part-time sick-listing does not reduce durations for employees with mental disorders.

Read more about the study and download a pdf-version from SFI's homepage