Objectives A study has been made regarding the 5 years of Technical Epidemiological Nexus’ application, analysing the amounts collected, the number of occupational accidents recognised in the period, the benefits granted and the main diseases recognised as accidentary.
Method It has been performed a bibliographic review of the literature, a study of chapters from books, scientific articles published and research on the website of the Social Providence, evaluating the statistic data from 2007 to 2011 and comparing with the last years without the new previdenciary legislation.
Results From the application in NTEP for the recognition of accidents and aggravations to workers’ health, the values collected by INSS increased progressively, with an increase of 14.8% in 9 months of 2007. The number of benefits granted rose 4,3%, from 4 million in 2006 to 4.8 million in 2011. With NTEP there has been an increase in the number of pathologies related to occupation recognised by INSS. Of the 653.1 thousands accidents recognised in the year of 2007, 131.6 thousands (20,15%) were recognised by the new rule, without the need of occupational accident communication. The pathologies of the spine (CID M54) and the ones of the shoulder (CID M75) are among the ones of highest incidence as occupational pathologies.
Conclusions In the five years applying the technical epidemiological nexus there were increases in levy of the INSS from the number of benefits granted and the recognition of occupational accidents, the pathologies of the shoulder and spine being the highest ones to increase after the new rule.
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