Health insurance and workers' compensation: the delivery of medical and rehabilitation services for construction workers

Occup Med. 1995 Apr-Jun;10(2):435-44.


The construction industry has one of the highest proportions of workers without health insurance. The authors review the two types of insurance systems that are generally used to cover the cost of health care for construction workers in the U.S.: health and welfare funds and workers' compensation. Recent developments in health care delivery in the U.S. are discussed, as are the more comprehensive occupational medicine services offered in France, Germany, The Netherlands, and Sweden.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Delivery of Health Care / trends*
  • Europe
  • Facility Design and Construction*
  • Humans
  • Insurance, Health*
  • Occupational Medicine*
  • Workers' Compensation* / economics