Cost of US Job-Related Illnesses/Deaths Exceeds Costs of All Cancers

A study just published in the Milbank Quarterly found the cost of occupational injuries, illnesses, and deaths in the US to be approximately $250 billion. This figure is $31 billion more than the cost of all cancers and $76 billion more than the cost of diabetes. Read the article – what do you think? Is enough being done to reduce occupational illnesses and injuries in this country?

The researcher, J. Paul Leigh, is from the UC Davis Center for Healthcare Policy and Research. The study was partially funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of CDC. A write-up of this research is available in EHS Today. The full citation of the research article is: LEIGH, J. P. (2011), Economic Burden of Occupational Injury and Illness in the United States. Milbank Quarterly, 89: 728–772. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2011.00648.x

de Gruyter Platform Update

Update: 1/20/2012

According to the latest correspondence with deGruyter, a new release of the plaform will be pushed live today that should correct many problems.  However, there will be an ongoing process of upgrading and enhancing the platform.  If you are experiencing problems, please check back this upcoming Monday (1/23/2012).


As of today, there are still many issues with the new deGruyter platform.  The two main issues are listed below:

1) There is a bug that randomly displays the following error message on any given serial resource: “An error has occurred in the application. Please contact support. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”   This means that a journal may be accessible one day, but gone the next.
2) There are duplicate articles for any given issue.  One will not have a PDF link on the page, but the other duplicate article title (usually further down the page) will have the PDF link.

Please be assured that we are in close contact with the publisher.  Last we heard, they did not have a projected date of when these issues will be resolved.  We will update this page as soon as we have one.