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How to get bang for buck from vocational rehabilitation

RTWMatters team

Multi-component vocational rehabilitation programs that intervene early and improve coordination between workers, family members, employers and health care service providers yield better outcomes for all stakeholders.

Vocational rehabilitation (VR) programs support workers who have an injury, illness, health condition or disability obtain work or return to work. The aim is to provide an appropriate level of support for the individual, enabling them to access the benefits of meaningful work. In New South Wales (NSW), the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) commissioned a rapid review to identify best practice for vocational rehabilitation programs. The...

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