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Backing away from compensation

Gabrielle Lis

A prominent South Australian back surgeon has called for workers' comp for back pain to be scrapped. Why not fix treatment?

Get rid of workers’ compensation for back pain, a respected South Australian back surgeon has suggested, and patients and the broad community will benefit. "I am beginning to feel, after so many years practising in this difficult field, that we may be all better off,” Dr Orso Osti told a public forum on back pain in the workplace. Everyone, that is, except for rehabilitation providers, lawyers, doctors and insurers, who a...

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