Are we asking the right questions?

Dr Mary Wyatt

There's more than meets the eye when it comes to patients at risk of poor return to work results.

To better predict which ill or injured employees are likely to have more difficulty than others in returning to work, could doctors improve their assessments of patients by broadening the questions they ask? There are numerous studies predicting which workers will return to work quickly, and which will be off long term. A particularly nice one done in the Netherlands found GPs’ general sense of the situation was just as good as any...

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