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‘An epidemic of useless and often harmful care’ — Part 2

Lauren Finestone

Payments for healthcare represent the second largest item of expenditure for Australian workers’ compensation schemes after income replacement. And it’s growing. But what are schemes paying for?

Safework Australia estimates that we spent $2.4 billion on treatment and services to injured workers in our workers compensation schemes in 2019-2020, with a 26% growth in national expenditure in the 4 year period to 2019-20. And that bill doesn’t even include the harm that health care is doing. In this webinar from the Healthy Working Lives Research Group (HWLRG) — ‘New insights into healthcare use in Australian workers’...

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Published 19 June, 2022