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Indian J Occup Environ Med. 2009 Aug;13(2):77-9. doi: 10.4103/0019-5278.55123.

Healthy worker effect phenomenon.

Abstract

The Healthy Worker Effect (HWE) phenomenon has been under debate since some years. Some epidemiologists regard HWE as an ordinary method problem while others consider it a field of science by itself. This article gives definitions of HWE explained with historical background; discusses factors affecting it and suggests methods to minimize problems associated with it.

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Healthy Worker Effect; occupational epidemiology; selection bias

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