Research Updates

Left behind in the RTW journey - Part 2

Dr Mary Wyatt

Long term claimants commonly describe a system that is frustrating, does not consider their needs, and misses out on treating them as an individual.

Take Home Messages An injured or ill worker who has been off work for two years or more faces major challenges on their RTW journey, and success is uncommon.The chances of success are greater when: RTW professionals use approaches that positively engage the worker, The workers is dealt with in a respectful manner; Bureaucratic inefficiencies are avoided; and RTW professionals work in partnership with one another and the injured worker E...

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