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Questioning the impact of compensation stress on health

Gabrielle Lis

What aspects of compensation systems cause stress? How common is it? Does compensation-related stress negatively impact health status? Does predisposition to stress matter?

The short answers… Many patients find compensation systems stressful. Stressful aspects include: Understanding what’s required of them in terms of claims processes; The time the compensation scheme takes to deal with their claim; The number of medical assessments required; and The amount of compensation received. Claimants who report the most stressful experiences have relatively poor long-t...

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