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Relationships impact RTW and RTW effort sufficiency

Dr Mary Wyatt

Researchers in the Netherlands claim that a positive employer / employee relationship has more impact than functional capacity on RTW and RTW effort sufficiency, a measure of employer and employee effort.

Return-to-work effort sufficiency (RTW-ES) is a measure used in the Netherlands. Individuals who have applied for disability benefits go through a review process as part of their application. Effort sufficiency is an assessment of the endeavours undertaken by both the employee and the employer. For example, has the employer provided appropriate modified duties? Has the employee accepted what is deemed to be a medically suitable job? Has re...

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