Reducing the incidence of short-term disability: testing the effectiveness of an absence prediction and prevention intervention using an experimental design.

@article{Melton2012ReducingTI,
  title={Reducing the incidence of short-term disability: testing the effectiveness of an absence prediction and prevention intervention using an experimental design.},
  author={Larry D. Melton and Robert Anfield and Gail Kane and Nathan White and Jeff Young and Katie Dunnington},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={54 12},
  pages={
          1441-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE This multi-employer, prospective, randomized, controlled trial validated a quantitative model to identify employees at high risk of short-term disability (STD) and evaluated the impact of a health advocate nurse-led intervention on STD incidence. METHODS Following prospective randomization, the control group received usual and customary services while the intervention group received usual and customary plus additional services from Cigna.* RESULTS At the 12-month assessment, 16.8… CONTINUE READING
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