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Research short: The pre-employment examination drain

Dr Mary Wyatt

Do pre-employment medical examinations reduce sick leave? Are they value for money?

Wads of money are spent on pre-employment examinations, yet there is limited evidence that they help. Employers often undertake pre-employment examinations in the hope that they will prevent people with medical problems aggravating their condition through work. Researchers from the University of Sydney undertook a systematic review of existing research studies into pre-employment examinations. The review found seven relevant studie...

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