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What do employers think of GPs?

Gabrielle Lis

Workers compensation systems rely on collaboration between stakeholders to achieve good outcomes. Australian research shows that suspicion outweighs collaboration when employers talk about GPs.

Take Home Messages Employers see GPs as pivotal in the workers’ compensation processes, exerting a huge influence over the expectations and RTW outcomes of workers. However, the employers who participated in this research did not describe collaborative relationships with GPs. Instead, these employers were suspicious of GPs, describing them as: Difficult to communicate with; Disdainful of the workers’ compensat...

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