Aggressive early intervention after occupational back injury: Some preliminary observations

@article{Matheson1997AggressiveEI,
  title={Aggressive early intervention after occupational back injury: Some preliminary observations},
  author={Leonard N. Matheson and Richard G. Brophy},
  journal={Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation},
  year={1997},
  volume={7},
  pages={107-117}
}
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

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