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Driving back to work (and stopping on the way)

Gabrielle Lis

Failed RTW is more likely after a traffic accident causing whiplash than other injuries. What else predicts an unsuccessful first attempt to get back to work?

Workplace and household costs of road crashes in Australia have been estimated at more than $5.5 billion, due to work absence, lost productivity and replacements training costs.  Failed RTW is fairly common, to the extent that researchers are now moving away from taking “first RTW” as a sign of employment success and recovery. Researchers led by Shannon Gray of the Insurance Work and Health Group at Monash University sought to ...

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