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Table 3 Current status of health management practice

From: Practice status of specialized agencies for occupational health management of small- to medium-size enterprises and the factors improving their performance: a cross-sectional survey study

  Total Physician Nurse
Mean number of enterprises visited daily 2.7 ± 2.8 3.6 ± 4.8 2.6 ± 2.1
Mean number of workers consulted daily 22.8 ± 27.8 19.3 ± 13.2 23.5 ± 29.8
Mean time taken for health management (min)
 Firms with less than 100 employees 74.3 ± 22.7 74.3 ± 27.2 74.3 ± 21.7
 Firms with more than 100 employees 104.3 ± 45.4 111.4 ± 87 102.8 ± 30.3
Mean daily transit time (min) 84.2 ± 147.3 69.3 ± 31.8 87.2 ± 161
Proportion of tasks performed (%)
 Employee consultations and management 42.7 ± 15.3 46.4 ± 20.1 41.8 ± 14.0
 Administrative work within the agency, preparation for visiting workplaces 17.1 ± 9.9 10.3 ± 7.5 18.4 ± 9.8
 Transit from agency to workplaces 13.6 ± 8.8 14.2 ± 10.4 13.4 ± 8.5
 Taking minutes at workplaces and conducting consultations with owners 10.7 ± 6.6 7.1 ± 4.0 11.5 ± 6.7
 Visiting workplaces 11.5 ± 8.7 11.2 ± 8.7 11.6 ± 8.7
 Others 9.1 ± 10.7 17 ± 18.2 7.5 ± 7.3
Proportion of workers with illnesses who received hospital care (n, %)
  ≥ 80% 45 (11.9) 10 (15.4) 35 (11.1)
 60–79% 120 (31.7) 25 (38.5) 95 (30.3)
 40–59% 111 (29.3) 13 (20.0) 98 (31.2)
 20–39% 84 (22.2) 15 (23.1) 69 (22.0)
  < 20% 14 (3.7) 0 (0.0) 14 (4.5)
 Never 5 (1.3) 2 (3.1) 3 (1.0)
Proportion of workers with illnesses on whom follow-up was performed when visiting workplaces (n, %)
  ≥ 80% 154 (41.5) 28 (43.8) 126 (41.0)
 60–79% 129 (34.8) 23 (35.9) 106 (34.5)
 40–59% 53 (14.3) 10 (15.6) 43 (14.0)
 20–39% 26 (7.0) 1 (1.6) 25 (8.1)
  < 20% 9 (2.4) 2 (3.1) 7 (2.3)
Received education other than that required for maintaining license within the past year (n, %)
 Never 71 (19.4) 12 (19.4) 59 (19.4)
 KOSHA 197 (53.8) 14 (22.6) 183 (60.2)
 Except KOSHA 185 (50.5) 47 (75.8) 138 (45.4)
  1. KOSHA Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency