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Victorian Injured Worker Outcomes Study Part 2 — how healthcare providers and case managers affect RTW outcomes

Lauren Finestone

Most injured workers return to work quickly. But why don’t others? And what can we do to reduce those factors that can delay recovery and extend claims. Healthcare providers and insurance case managers have a part to play.

Most injured workers return to work quickly. But those who don’t represent a large and disproportionately high cost to the workers’ compensation system. And to society as a whole. If we understand what contributes to that small number of workers failing to recover and RTW in good time, we may be able to influence those things through laws, policies and practices in our work injury schemes. A large study — the Victorian injured...

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Published 17 November, 2022