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Regional trends in sickness benefit payments

Dr Mary Wyatt

Rsearchers investigated why claims for mental and behavioural disorders have overtaken those for musculoskeletal complaints

Sickness absence is a major concern in the United Kingdom, particularly for the government. There have been a number of major policy shifts to try and address this issue over the last five years. Some of the policy changes have been met with great controversy. Researchers from King's College, London, looked at regional trends in sickness benefit payments. They noted that the ratio of mental and behavioural disorders to musculoskeletal ...

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