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(Mis)managing mental health claims in Australia

Gabrielle Lis

GPs, injured workers, employers and insurers weigh in on the difficulties of managing mental health claims.

Take Home Messages: GPs struggle to assess, diagnose and certify capacity for workers’ compensation claims relating to mental health conditions (MHCs) because: MHCs are invisible and difficult to measure objectively; There are often conflicting opinions from different medical personal; Workers worry about the stigma around mental ill-health – and employers and compensation agents are often sceptical of claim...

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