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Psychological V Musculoskeletal: an unfair race

Gabrielle Lis

Workers with psychological injuries have worse experiences of the RTW process than those with musculoskeletal injuries.

Durable RTW happens sooner, and is more likely, for workers with musculoskeletal disorders compared to workers with psychological injuries.  Largely, this difference in outcomes is due to the fact that workers with musculoskeletal disorders have more positive RTW experiences than workers with psychological injuries. Namely: More support from supervisors; More consultative RTW planning; More offers of alternative duties; and Better m...

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