Terms and conditions PMO (EN – Voorwaarden)

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Terms and Conditions PMO

In line with the Preventive Medical Examination Guideline drawn up by the KNMG, we would like to inform you about the pros and cons regarding the PMO.

If you have questions about these conditions, please feel free to contact us.

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It is mandatory for the employer to offer a PMO (Preventive Medical Examination). (Article 18 from the Working Conditions Act). However, participation in the PMO is 100% voluntary. No one can force you to participate. Even if you sign up for the PMO and decide not to participate later, this is no problem at all.

First of all, the PMO focuses on risks arising from work. This differs per person, per function and per organization. For example, work engagement and work stress are assessed by means of a questionnaire or interview. The scope of this questionnaire or interview can be broadened by additional medical examinations for risk assessments such as physical strain, computer work or working with hazardous substances.

Secondly, the PMO focuses on health risks that arise from your personal health / lifestyle. By default this is a measurement of BMI, abdominal circumference, blood pressure, vision, lung function and of sugar and protein from the urine. If the employer offers the opportunity to do so, the examination will be more extensive, for example, a blood test or an extensive physical examination.

A PMO is useful for you for several reasons.

  • You get (early) insight into work-related and personal health risks,
  • Consult with a medical specialist for your own to discuss problems,
  • Years of life gained through timely treatment, preventive measures or lifestyle advice,
  • Increasing treatment options in the event of a deviation found,
  • Psychological, physical and / or socio-emotional improvement, better quality of life, better and longer social participation,
  • Any other options for action. In conditions where no treatment is possible, a PMO can still have value. In the case of fatal diseases, for example, the client can design his (remaining) years of life differently,
  • … Finally, it is completely free for you.

A PMO can also possibly have adverse effects

  • The burden and potential risks of undergoing the PMO,
  • False positive outcomes leading to unjustified treatments and investigations,
  • Psychological burden if it is already known what is going on (especially if no health gain can be achieved). However, this does not apply to all aspects of health research,
  • The occurrence of side effects from treatments earlier and over a longer period of time,
  • Unintended detection of other diseases,
  • Possible over-treatment,
  • Unjustified reassurance in case of false-negative outcome of the PMO.

Why is the PMO performed if there are potential adverse side effects? Because mainly the positives far outweigh the negatives.

In the case of a found risk, abnormality or condition, you will receive a health recommendation from the doctor. You can also be referred to the general practitioner or company doctor for follow-up examination or check-up. If you receive a referral to a general practitioner or company doctor, you must bring the results yourself. We will never forward your medical details to the doctor or company doctor. If there are many similar deviations within the organization, we can advise the employer to start an intervention process to improve the health or deviation situation of all colleagues.

You are the only one, besides our medical staff, who gets access to your medical information. We will never pass on your medical data to the doctor or company doctor, nor to your insurer or employer. This concerns personal medical information, so the doctor, medical specialist and / or assistant must comply with the legal confidentiality obligation.

See also “Disclosure of participation data”.

In many cases, the PMO coordinator within your company knows whether or not you have participated in the PMO due to his or her involvement in the planning of the medical examinations. This is because the medical examinations are carried out on location and it is difficult for us to schedule your appointment. The coordinator is of course not aware of the content and results of the examination.

In many cases, your employer will receive a 100% anonymous group report or analysis of the results when the examinations are completed. With this report we provide insight into the general health of the organization and we can give tips on how to improve health or working conditions.

Your employer will only receive a group report or analysis if there are more than 25 participants in all research groups! The minimum should also be people at departmental level. This way your data is not traceable to an individual so you can register for the PMO without any concerns.

Because of the WGBO (Medical Treatment Agreement Act) we are obliged to store your data for 15 years.

For mandatory medical examinations (other than a regular PMO) in the context of exposure to hazardous substances, a retention period of 40 years from the end of the exposure applies.

All Prevenza doctors, specialists, assistants and other employees are fully committed to performing the best possible PMO. However, it may happen (with or without a limited scope of the examination) that some health issues or risks go unnoticed during the examination or that there is an omission in the report. Despite the expertise and effort of Prevenza specialist, Prevenza is protected and withheld from any (indirect) consequences that arise from any omissions in reports or advice.

Prevenza is not liable for the consequences of errors or inaccuracies of the personal data provided by the participant / employee in the registration form or questionnaire or medical examination.