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The simple way to predict RTW outcomes? Ask!

Hannah Bourne

A short survey can predict a worker's RTW outcomes

Take Home Messages: Early prediction of workers at risk of being off work for long periods can help tailor treatment approaches. The results of a brief questionnaire, the Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire, correctly predicted the discharge assessment of whether workers could return to work after a rehabilitation program 85% of the time.  Why the research matters: Prolonged time off work due to injury or illness is detrimental to ...

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