Research Updates

Do workplace interventions improve RTW outcomes?

Gabrielle Lis

Workplace interventions are effective for workers with musculoskeletal disorders, but the picture becomes more complex for workers with mental health issues and other health conditions like cancer.

Take home messages Overall, workplace interventions reduce the duration of sickness absence and promote return to work, but effectiveness varies depending on the type of injury sustained by the worker. For workers with musculoskeletal disorders, workplace interventions: Reduce the time it takes to return to work; Reduce pain; and Improve functional status. For workers with psychological injury the results of w...

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