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Special 30 Years of Economia & Management
Managing Chronic Diseases in the Workplace
The ageing of the population and the constant progress of medicine and scientific research mean that a growing number of people of working age live with one or more chronic diseases. Chronic diseases not only impact health care and welfare systems, but also the organization of work in the single companies that must manage the presence or return to work of a workforce with health problems.
Demographic changes and the health conditions of the working age population often lead workers to prematurely abandon work activities or retire early due to a lack of flexibility of rules regarding work. A different organization of work would allow expert workers to remain and lessen the impact on welfare systems.