The LOGIT Model Applied to the Study of Some Variables that Define the Origin and Diagnosis of Professional Disease in Colombia

19 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2008

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Javier Gonzalez

Universidad del Rosario

Dominik Metelski

University of Granada

Date Written: April 15, 2008

Abstract

In this paperwork we analyze certain aspects of the origin of professional disease in Colombia and we highlight some important challenges and dilemmas of social system that Colombian workers recently stand up to. We base our research upon a database of 185 workers that claim professional origin of their illnesses of which many are unjustly rejected by Colombian health system or ARP. We also present a model that accounts for the probability of successfully being classified by ARP in terms of occupational illnesses. Our results comprise of information that we obtained while questioning patients. We point out certain irregularities that are committed by ARP (institution that evaluates workers in terms of their illness's origin).

Note: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

Keywords: occupational hazards, disease, logit model

Suggested Citation

Gonzalez, Javier and Metelski, Dominik, The LOGIT Model Applied to the Study of Some Variables that Define the Origin and Diagnosis of Professional Disease in Colombia (April 15, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1314955 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1314955

Javier Gonzalez (Contact Author)

Universidad del Rosario ( email )

Calle 12 No. 6-25
Bogota, DC
Colombia

Dominik Metelski

University of Granada ( email )

C/Rector López Argueta S/N
Granada, Granada 18071
Spain

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