Articles tagged under ‘Assessment of capacity’
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The role of general practitioners in worker rehabilitation — insights from the research
General practitioners clearly play a critical role and we ask them to do a lot in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders. What is their experience of the work injury insurance system in Australia?
Guidelines for diagnosing, managing and trouble-shooting mental health claims
GP guidelines on the assessment and management of work-related mental health conditions aim to reduce unnecessary “unfit for work” certificates and improve recovery outcomes.
Physiotherapists and psychologists can now certify in NSW
Dr Petrina Casey, Director, Health Policy, Prevention & Supervision at the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA), gives us the low-down on this timely shift.
Telehealth in workers’ comp
Our in-house expert and seasoned Independent Medical Examiner, Dr Mary Wyatt, explains telehealth pros and cons, and shares hacks to get you to the top of the learning curve quickly.
Form-fitting functional abilities to workers
A simple but effective South Australian initiative helps physios communicate with GPs about patients' functional abilities.
Not fit for work
Why have “fit notes” failed to transform sickness certification in the UK - and what can the UK experience teach us about RTW in Australia?
Webinar recording: Independent Medical Examiners: Assessing capacity for work
Dr Mary Wyatt explores the role of the IME in assessing work capacity for injured or ill employees.
What is an IME?
IME stands for Independent Medical Examination. They are used for a variety of reasons, depending on the situation.
When disaster strikes
The support offered to a worker with catastrophic injuries can be vital to the person's recovery.
Recorded webinar: The medical assessment of work capacity
This webinar explores how doctors determine a person's work capacity.
Patient advocacy and workers' comp
Workers' comp cases present GPs and other health professionals with opportunities for meaningful patient advocacy. How can these be seized?
Functional Capacity Evaluations: the pitfalls.
Sometimes a person's capacities exceed their own sense of what they can safely do. What is the role of the professional in explaining the results of an FCE?
Profession profile: Occupational Therapists
If your injury management program isn't bridging the gap between the workplace and the doctor's office, an Occupational Therapist could help...
Fact sheet: Medical certification in Australia
Sickness certificates can be dangerous. Proceed with caution!
Cancer-related disability: getting on with life and work
Cancer patients need thorough reviews post treatment so they can return to suitable working environments.
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Discord grows in the UK over work capacity assessments
World endeavours in disability management - Challenges for the UK with mass assessments of work ability.
Health and work: Boon or bust?
The Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine wants you to reconsider the health / work relationship.
News drop: Australia Post
Who said what to the Senate inquiry into Australia Post's injury management practices? And what can be learnt from these grievances aired in public?
The disability support pension process: unnecessarily stressful?
Qualified assessors the key to determining disability pension eligibility.
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Research short: What is the best way to evaluate permanent impairment?
A study has raised doubts about whether the new edition of the American Medical Association guides for the evaluation of impairment are an improvement on existing practice.
The 'work ability' divide
Who falls in the anti-collaboration chasm when doctors and insurers have different ideas about what 'work ability' involves?
Critical illness, brain impairment and RTW
Are neurocognitive impairments being identified early enough, or at all, after critical illness?