This new Guideline focuses on the early assessment of sick leave and support on return-to-work practices such as part-time sick leave. The aim of this guideline is to help clinicians to utilize sick leave as a part of treatment and rehabilitation in line with international research evidence, national legislation and good clinical practice guidance on individual diseases. The role of occupational health care is emphasized especially in those situations when sick leave continues over 90 days during a two-year period. Also evaluation of unemployed adults is discussed.
Jorma Komulainen (Chair)