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What helps people with long-term disease remain at work?

Dr Mary Wyatt and Tom Barton

Making work modifications for workers with a long-term disease can help them avoid sickness absence and work disability, and improve their productivity.

People having difficulty working with a chronic disease or illness can benefit immensely from work modification. Undertaken early, work modifications can help people remain at work, manage their illness and improve their productivity. There are many long-term or chronic diseases that affect Australian workers. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, around 33 per cent of the 10.5 million Australians aged 25-64 years re...

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