EbIM Publications


Donker-Cools BHPM, van Bennekom CAM, Kunz R. Erworbene Hirnschädigung und Teilhabe am Arbeitsleben [Acquired Brain Injury and Work Participation - A Dutch Interdisciplinary Guideline for Occupational and Insurance Physicians]. Ther Umsch. 2023;80(2):61-66. German. https://doi.org/10.1024/0040-5930/a001410.

Kunz R. Versicherungsmedizin in der medizinischen Ausbildung [Insurance Medicine in Medical Education]. Ther Umsch. 2023;80(2):89-91. German. https://doi.org/10.1024/0040-5930/a001416

Kunz R, Zeller A. Versicherungsmedizin – Gesundheit und Arbeit. Ther Umsch. 2023;80(2):46-47. German. https://doi.org/10.1024/0040-5930/a001407

Müller D, Keller C; Ferrante AN, Rimensberger C, Trippolini MA, Wertli MM. Therapie bei muskuloskelettalen Schmerzen. Primary and Hospital Care. 2023;23(1):24-7. https://doi.org/10.4414/phc-d.2023.10494

Müller D, Scholz SM, Thalmann NF, Trippolini MA, Wertli MM. Increased Use and Large Variation in Strong Opioids and Metamizole (Dipyrone) for Minor and Major Musculoskeletal Injuries Between 2008 and 2018: An Analysis of a Representative Sample of Swiss Workers. J Occup Rehabil. 2023 Apr 11. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10926-023-10115-5

Ravinskaya M, Verbeek JH, Langendam M, Madan I, Verstappen SMM, Kunz R, Hulshof CTJ, Hoving JL; Delphi participants. Which outcomes should always be measured in intervention studies for improving work participation for people with a health problem? An international multistakeholder Delphi study to develop a core outcome set for Work participation (COS for Work). BMJ Open. 2023 Feb 15;13(2):e069174. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-069174

Rosburg T, Lohss R, Bachmann MS, Meyer BW, Boer W, Fischer K, Kunz R. Integration der Versichertenperspektive in die Qualitätsbewertung der Begutachtung [Integration of the Insured Person's Perspective in the Quality Assessment of Medical Evaluations]. Ther Umsch. 2023;80(2):78-84. German. https://doi.org/10.1024/0040-5930/a001414

Verbeek J, Raatz H, Kunz R, Hoving J. Hausärztliche Betreuung bei der Rückkehr zur Arbeit [How can general practitioners best help their depressed patients to resume work?]. Ther Umsch. 2023;80(2):49-54. German. https://doi.org/10.1024/0040-5930/a001408.


Ravinskaya M, Verbeek JH, Langendam M, Daams JG, Hulshof CTJ, Madan I, et al. Extensive variability of work participation outcomes measured in randomized controlled trials: a systematic review. J Clin Epidemiol. 2022;142:60-99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2021.10.013

Ravinskaya M, Verbeek JH, Langendam MW, Madan I, Verstappen SMM, Kunz R, et al. Preferred Methods of Measuring Work Participation: An International Survey Among Trialists and Cochrane Systematic Reviewers. J Occup Rehabil. 2022; 32(4):620-628. https://rdcu.be/c5ACC

Ravinskaya M, Verbeek JH, Langendam MW, Madan I, Verstappen SMM, Kunz R, Hulshof CTJ, Hoving JL. A general framework for selecting work participation outcomes in intervention studies among persons with health problems: a concept paper. BMC Public Health. 2022 Nov 26;22(1):2189. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-14564-0

Rosburg T, Weigl M, Mager R. No evidence for auditory N1 dishabituation in healthy adults after presentation of rare novel distractors. Int J Psychophysiol. 2022;174:1-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2022.01.013

Rosburg T, Deuring G, Ebner G, Hauch V, Pflueger MO, Stieglitz RD, Calabrese P, Schaub B, Cotar T, Jabat M, Jokeit H, Bollag Y, Mager R. Digitally Assisted Standard Diagnostics in Insurance Medicine (DASDIM): psychometric data in psychiatric work disability evaluations. Disabil Rehabil. 2022; 15:1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2022.2151655

Tikka C, Verbeek J, Hoving JL, Kunz R. Evidence-informed decision about (de-)implementing return-to-work coordination to reduce sick leave: a case study. Health Res Policy Syst. 2022;20(1):19. https://rdcu.be/c5ADG


Branca-Dragan S, Koller MT, Danuser B, Kunz R, Steiger J, Hug BL. Evolution of disability pension after renal transplantation: methods and results of a database linkage study of the Swiss Transplant Cohort Study and Swiss Disability Insurance. Swiss Medical Weekly. 2021;151:w30027. https://doi.org/10.4414/SMW.2021.w30027

Kunz R, Verbel A, Weida-Cuignet R, Hoving JL, Weinbrenner S, Friberg E, et al. Evidence needs, training demands, and opportunities for knowledge translation in social security and insurance medicine: A European survey. J Rehabil Med. 2021;53(4):jrm00179. https://doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2821

Kunz R, Widmer M. Entscheidungshilfe zur Kostenübernahme: Das Evidence-to-Decision Framework am Beispiel von TENS. Suva Medical 2021. (8). https://www.suva.ch/de-ch/unfall/fuer-leistungserbringer/suva-medical/publikationen/2021/september/evidence-to-decision-framework-bsp-tens

Rosburg T, Kunz R, Trezzini B, Schwegler U, Jeger J. The assessment of capacity limitations in psychiatric work disability evaluations by the social functioning scale Mini-ICF-APP. BMC Psychiatry. 2021;21(1):480. https://rdcu.be/c5AAt

Rosburg T, Lohss R, Bachmann MS, Walter Meyer B, de Boer W, Fischer K, et al. Basler Fairness Fragebogen (BFF): Erlebte Fairness der Begutachtung. Suva Medical 2021.  (3). https://www.suva.ch/de-ch/unfall/fuer-leistungserbringer/suva-medical/publikationen/2021/maerz/2021-suva-medical-artikel-03-basler-fairness-fragebogen

Rosburg T, Mager R. The reduced auditory evoked potential component N1 after repeated stimulation: Refractoriness hypothesis vs. habituation account. Hearing Research. 2021; 400:108140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heares.2020.108140


Boschman J, Verbeek J, Ravinskaya M, Verbel A, Friberg E, Kunz R, et al. Priority setting for the topic work participation: collaboration project between Cochrane Work and Cochrane Insurance Medicine. Advances in Evidence Synthesis: special issue; Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020 https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD202001

de Boer W, Brage S, Kunz R. Versicherungsmedizin aus klinisch-epidemiologischer Perspektive. Ein Konzeptpapier zur Diskussion. Suva Medical 2020. (9). https://www.suva.ch/de-ch/unfall/fuer-leistungserbringer/suva-medical/publikationen/2020/september/vm-klinisch-epidemiologische-perspektive

Heil G, Habegger P, Kunz R. Als Assistenzärztin bei der Versicherungsmedizin der Suva. Schweiz Ärzteztg. 2020 (101(42)):1364-8. https://doi.org/10.4414/saez.2020.19229

Lohss R, Rosburg T, Bachmann M, Meyer BW, de Boer W, Fischer K, et al. Perceived fairness of claimants undergoing a work disability evaluation: Development and validation of the Basel Fairness Questionnaire. PloS One. 2020 15(9):e0238930. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0238930

Schünemann HJ, Mustafa RA, Brozek J, Steingart KR, Leeflang M, Murad MH, et al. GRADE guidelines: 21 part 1. Study design, risk of bias, and indirectness in rating the certainty across a body of evidence for test accuracy. J Clin Epidemiol. 2020; 122:129-141. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2019.12.020

Schünemann HJ, Mustafa RA, Brozek J, Steingart KR, Leeflang M, Murad MH, et al. GRADE guidelines: 21 part 2. Test accuracy: inconsistency, imprecision, publication bias, and other domains for rating the certainty of evidence and presenting it in evidence profiles and summary of findings tables. J Clin Epidemiol. 2020; 122:142-152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2019.12.021

Verbel A, Bülow P, Kunz R. Cochrane Corner - Operative oder konservative Behandlung bei Impingement der Rotatorenmanschette. Suva Medical. 2020 (2). https://www.suva.ch/de-ch/unfall/fuer-leistungserbringer/suva-medical/publikationen/2020/maerz/cochrane-corner

Verbel A, Hoving J, Bülow P, R K. Surgical or conservative treatment for impingement of the rotator cuff? TBV – Tijdschrift voor Bedrijfs- en Verzekeringsgeneeskunde. 2020; 28(9): 31-33. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12498-020-1278-x

Verbel A, Kunz R, Friberg E, Hoving J. Cochrane Insurance Medicine: looking back, looking forward. TBV – Tijdschrift voor Bedrijfs- en Verzekeringsgeneeskunde. 2020;28(8):38-41. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12498-020-1265-2

von Allmen DY, Kedzia S, Dettwiler R, Vogel N, Kunz R, de Boer WEL. Functional interviewing was associated withiImproved agreement among expert psychiatrists in estimating claimant work capacity: A secondary data analysis of real-life work disability evaluations. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 2020;11(621). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00621


Kunz R, Von Allmen DY, Marelli R, Hoffmann-Richter U, Jeger J, Mager R, et al. RELY-Studien zur Begutachtung von Menschen mit psychischen Beeinträchtigungen. Suva Medical 2019. https://www.suva.ch/de-ch/unfall/fuer-leistungserbringer/suva-medical/publikationen/2019/september/rely

Kunz R, von Allmen DY, Marelli R, Hoffmann-Richter U, Jeger J, Mager R, et al. The reproducibility of psychiatric evaluations of work disability: two reliability and agreement studies. BMC Psychiatry. 2019 Jul 3;19(1):205. https://rdcu.be/c5AwK

Schünemann HJ, Cuello C, Akl EA, Mustafa RA, Meerpohl JJ, Thayer K, et al. GRADE guidelines: 18. How ROBINS-I and other tools to assess risk of bias in nonrandomized studies should be used to rate the certainty of a body of evidence. J Clin Epidemiol. 2019;111:105-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2018.01.012


Boersema HJ, Cornelius B, de Boer WEL, van der Klink JJL, Brouwer S. The assessment of work endurance in disability evaluations across European countries. PloS one. 2018 13(9). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0202012

Busse JW, Wang L, Kamaleldin M, Craigie S, Riva JJ, Montoya L, et al. Opioids for Chronic Noncancer Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA 2018;320(23):2448-60. https://doi.org/10.1001%2Fjama.2018.18472

de Boer W, Brage S, Kunz R. Insurance medicine in clinical epidemiological terms: A concept paper for discussion. TBV – Tijdschrift voor Bedrijfs- en Verzekeringsgeneeskunde. 2018;26(2):97-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12498-018-0040-0

Lohss R, Bachmann MS, B WM, de Boer W, K F, Kunz R. What are the concerns of claimants who underwent a disability assessment? – A case study. TBV–Tijdschrift voor Bedrijfs-en Verzekeringsgeneeskunde. 2018 26(7):358-63. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12498-018-0246-1

Mittag O, Kotkas T, Reese C, Kampling H, Groskreutz H, de Boer W, et al. Intervention policies and social security in case of reduced working capacity in the Netherlands, Finland and Germany: a comparative analysis. Int J Public Health. 2018;63(9):1081-8. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-018-1133-3

Nath S, Koziarz A, Badhiwala JH, Alhazzani W, Jaeschke R, Sharma S, et al. Atraumatic versus conventional lumbar puncture needles: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet. 2018;391(10126):1197-204. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32451-0

Weida R, Martin B, Kunz R. Cochrane Corner 2018. Interventions to improve return to work in depressed people. Suva Medical. 2018 2869/89:134-41. PDF

Weida R, de Boer W, Roeschard S, Lohss R, Klipstein A, Kunz R. Wissensbedarf unter Gutachtern in der Schweiz. Eine Umfrage unter den Mitgliedern der Swiss Insurance Medicine. Suva Medical. 2018 2869/89:90-8. PDF