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What sustains RTW success for workers with mental and musculoskeletal conditions?

Lauren Finestone

Supervisors, senior managers and workplace culture play an important role in how well workers do when they return to work after being on sick leave.

Despite efforts to reduce it, the loss of work days due to common mental and musculoskeletal conditions remains a challenge.  Returning to work after such injuries involves various factors and requires collaboration among stakeholders, yet outcomes are inconsistent. What is it that makes the difference? A study explored the various components of workplace strategies that either help or hinder workers’ sustainable return to work after...

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