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Factors Affecting Return to Work after Injury: A study for the Victorian WorkCover Authority

  title={Factors Affecting Return to Work after Injury: A study for the Victorian WorkCover Authority},
  author={Dave Petre Johnson and Tim R. L. Fry},
Speedy and efficacious return to work of recovered or recovering workers is a central objective of workers compensation authorities. However, many of the factors that facilitate return to work are not well understood. This paper aims to shed light on these issues by utilizing a sample from the administrative records of workers compensation claimants in Victoria for the financial years 1993/94 to 1997/98. We separately model payments made as pensions (weekly payments) and payments made as lump… 
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  • J. Mullahy
  • Economics
    Journal of health economics
  • 1998