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NSW success story of early intervention

Gabrielle Lis

Research from NSW shows that early intervention saves money and improves health when it's carefully managed and overseen. Are employers and workers' compensation authorities ready to meet the challenges of implementation in the real world?

We know that brief screening questionnaires can accurately identify injured workers at high risk of slower recovery and return to work. The obvious next step is to use that information to improve outcomes by addressing the issues that make recovery harder for some. As of late 2020, injured workers in Australia are not stratified according to risk of delayed recovery and return to work. (South Australia is committed to early and timely assistance...

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