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A look at hospital admissions after long-duration workers’ compensation claims

Lauren Finestone

A study finds that people with long duration workers’ compensation claims were more likely than others to need hospital treatment in the year before, and the year after, their payments stopped.

We know that many people seek medical care immediately after a work-related injury.  But how often do injured workers need hospital treatment for illness, severe pain or mental illness towards the end of their long compensation claims, or after those payments stop? Findings from the Transitions Study, led by the Healthy Working Lives Research Group in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University, shed some light ...

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