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Manners Matter: doctors' behaviour influences return to work and recovery of injured workers

Hannah Bourne

A study looking at factors influencing the return to work and recovery of injured workers in California

Take Home Messages: Good interpersonal and communication skills displayed by physicians have a positive impact on the return to work and recovery of injured workers. However, return to work or recovery may be impaired by difficulty accessing specialist care or physical or occupational therapy by injured workers when it was recommended.  Injured workers that were referred for specialist care were more likely to have difficult...

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