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A challenge to policy makers

Dr Mary Wyatt

How much do we know about how different workers' comp systems influence health outcomes? And what could we do with this information?

At present, the vast majority of data collected and published about Australia’s compensation systems and related organisations is financial. Return to work rates are measured, although not using consistent methodology across jurisdictions. There is no umbrella data set that allows us to look at the proportion of people out of work across various private and publicly funded systems. This means that, while we do have some useful infor...

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