Benefits of a back care and light duty health promotion program in a hospital setting

@article{PT2005BenefitsOA,
  title={Benefits of a back care and light duty health promotion program in a hospital setting},
  author={M.P.H. L. Alicia Ryden P.T. and M.P.H. Craig A. Molgaard and A.N.P. C.O.H.N. Sandra L. Bobbitt B.S.N.},
  journal={Journal of Community Health},
  year={2005},
  volume={13},
  pages={222-230}
}
Back injuries are a common and expensive problem in industry in terms of both direct and indirect costs. A dramatic increase in the costs of workers' compensation for work-related back injuries occurred from 1981–1985 in a hospital setting. During this five-year period, costs of back injuries rose from $36,384 to $272,751, a 750% increase, and the incidence per thousand employees rose from 21 in 1981 to 33 in 1985. A back care education program was instituted by the Physical Therapy Department… CONTINUE READING