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Snapshot: Sickness certification by Australian GPs

Gabrielle Lis

Eight years of data from the Victorian workers compensation system reveals that GP certification practices are strongly influenced by injury type.

Take Home Messages GP medical certification practices vary according to injury type. Variations include both the type of certificate issued (i.e. “unfit for work”, “alternate duties” or “fit for work”) and the time frame it covers. Workers with mental health conditions receive the highest proportion of “unfit for work” certificates, higher even than those with fractures and other traumati...

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