Preventing Needless Work Disability by Helping People Stay Employed

  title={Preventing Needless Work Disability by Helping People Stay Employed},
  author={Jennifer Christian and Douglas W. Martin and David Ml Brown and Alan L. Colledge and Constantine J. Gean and Elizabeth Genovese and Natalie P. Hartenbaum and M R Jarrard and Michel Lacerte and Gideon Letz and Loren Lewis and Robert MacBride and Michael P. McGrail and J Mark Melhorn and Stanley Miller and James H. Ross and Marcia Scott and Adam Seidner and James Byron Talmage and William W. Shaw and C. D. Williams and David Siktberg},
  journal={Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine},
Each year, millions of American workers develop health problems that may temporarily or permanently prevent them from reentering the workforce. In most cases, employees are able to stay at work or return to work after a brief recovery period. However, approximately 10% of these workers incur significant work absences and/or life disruptions that can lead to prolonged or permanent withdrawal from the workforce. During this nonworking period, these individuals are described as “disabled,” and… 

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