Research Updates

Research short: First contact

Dr Mary Wyatt

Early contact with injured workers is good for RTW, right? Well, that depends! It's not so much what you do as how you do it.

We often talk about early contact with injured workers as a key ingredient in successful return to work outcomes. However, there are many people involved in return to work and early contact may mean different things to different people.  For example, a decade ago contacting the injured worker three weeks after their injury was considered to be early intervention. Nowadays, day one contact is more likely to be considered early interven...

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