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Trends in GP sickness certification

Gabrielle Lis

GPs issue more unfit for work certificates every year, according to research from Victoria, Australia.

Take Home Messages Between 2003 and 2010, nearly three-quarters of Victorian workers who had more than ten days off work due to a compensable injury were certified by a GP as “unfit for work”. Less than a quarter were certified as capable of returning to work on modified duties. A small proportion (around 3%) were certified as “fit for work”. Once the researchers took various demographic factors into acc...

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