Guidelines for diagnosing, managing and trouble-shooting mental health claims

RTWMatters team

GP guidelines on the assessment and management of work-related mental health conditions aim to reduce unnecessary “unfit for work” certificates and improve recovery outcomes.

Although mental health problems are common, not all GPs are comfortable treating patients experiencing mental illness. Additionally, many GPs say that they lack expertise in managing workers’ compensation cases, citing barriers such as lack of training, time, financial incentives and confidence. RTW is often not perceived to be a core responsibility in the consulting room.  This means that patients claiming compensation for a mental h...

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