Aggressive early intervention after occupational back injury: Some preliminary observations

  title={Aggressive early intervention after occupational back injury: Some preliminary observations},
  author={Leonard N. Matheson and Richard G. Brophy},
  journal={Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation},
An interdisciplinary team managed care intervention model that emphasizes aggressive immediate intervention and early return to work in transitional light duty work is presented. This case study focuses on the application of this model for 281 workers with occupational back injuries. Historically, these injuries have been found to be disproportionately expensive. Outcomes such as cost of treatment, return to work, attorney involvement, and need for subsequent vocational rehabilitation are… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.


Publications referenced by this paper.

The cost

  • B Webster, S. Snook
  • claims. Spine
  • 1989
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts

Factors influencing the cost of chronic low back injuries: An analysis of data from independent medical examinations

  • W Earman, G Andersson, T Leavitt E McNeill, I Durudogan, J. Reagan
  • J Occup Rehab
  • 1996
2 Excerpts

Psychological effects of prolonged unemployment: Relevance to models of work re-entry following injury

  • M. Banks
  • J Occup Rehab
  • 1995
1 Excerpt

Acute Low Back Problems in Adults. Clinical Practice Guideline No. 14, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Public Health Service, Rockville, MD, U.S

  • S Bigos, O Bowyer, G Braen
  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • 1994
2 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…