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Research short: Do physician guidelines improve return to work rates?

Dr Mary Wyatt

A Dutch study has shown that adherence to guidelines by physicians can help lead to earlier return to work outcomes.

Guidelines have been introduced in a number of countries for the management of various medical conditions. There is a varying amount of adoption of the guidelines by the medical community: some doctors and health practitioners will base their practice on guideline recommendations, while in other circumstances, the guidelines may be ignored. The Netherlands is a leading country in guideline development and research regarding evidence-based ...

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