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Vocational rehab: Saving money or lives?

Hannah Bourne

What impact do financial pressures have on the use and effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation for injured workers?

Take Home Messages The use of vocational rehabilitation for injured workers has dramatically increased in Australia over the last twenty years, leading to increasing money spent on vocational rehabilitation. Surprisingly, this has not led to an overall decrease in injury-related costs. Vocational rehabilitation was initially developed to address not only physical problems, but also the social, emotional and workplace needs of sick or i...

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