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Research short: Mixed opinions

Dr Mary Wyatt

When dealing with complex or ambiguous medical problems, only half of treating practitioners come to the same conclusions about RTW.

There has been much international discussion (and some complaint) about the certificates doctors write for workers’ compensation claimants and the restrictions they impose on workers attempting to return to work. Canadian researchers wanted to understand this area better. In particular, they wanted to know whether, faced with the same medical condition and clinical situation, different doctors would certify in much the same way o...

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