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Disability management interventions provide economic and health outcome benefits

Joy Hewitt

There is solid research evidence that return to work management programs improve the 'bottom line'.

Take Home Messages: The benefits of a disability management program include reduced health care costs, reduced wage replacement costs, as well as administrative and indirect costs. There are costs in setting up and running a disability management program, including wages of the return to work coordinator, costs in setting up reporting, and other staffing. A broad range of studies across many countries have shown the financi...

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