What’s new

 Guidelines of Conduct for Insurance Physicians


Presentations of the Reykjavik meeting June 2018: Social security in Iceland


Presentations of the Hasselt meeting March 2018


Presentations of the Helsinki meeting May 2017


Systematic review interrater reliability – BMJ

 What is already known on this topic

Social and private disability insurers use medical experts to evaluate claimants with impaired health to determine eligibility for disability benefits. Anecdotal evidence suggests that experts often disagree in their judgment of capacity to work when assessing the same claimant

What this study adds

This systematic review of 23 reproducibility studies from 12 countries shows a lack of good quality data applicable to the real world of disability assessment In most studies, medical experts reached only low to moderate reproducibility in their judgment of capacity to work.
Studies reported higher reproducibility when experts used a standardised evaluation procedure.These findings are disconcerting and call for substantial investment in research to improve assessment of disability



Gert Lindenger:’In some cases return to work is the treatment’.

Interview in TBV, The Netherlands