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Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

, 27:27

First Online: 11 December 2015Received: 02 January 2015Accepted: 29 October 2015DOI: 10.1186-s40557-015-0076-x

Cite this article as: Lee, W., Yoon, JH., Roh, J. et al. Ann of Occup and Environ Med 2015 27: 27. doi:10.1186-s40557-015-0076-x

Abstract

ObjectivesThis study aims to investigate associated factors including the physician and the employer of successful return to work RTW in occupationally injured workers.

MethodsThis study is based on the first panel study of workers’ compensation insurance PSWCI, published in June 2014. The PSWCI is a sample survey of occupationally injured workers who completed medical care in 2012 89,921 people. A total of 2000 subjects were sampled based on sex, age, nine metropolitan-based regions, disability ratings, duration of rehabilitation, and whether vocational rehabilitation service was used. We divided the study population into two groups: return to work RTW group job retention, reemployment, unpaid family worker, and self-employment, and non-RTW group joblessness and economical inactivity. The odds ratios ORs and 95 % confidence intervals CI related to differences in basic characteristics, part of physician and employer-related factors between those who succeeded to RTW and those who did not were measured using multivariable logistic regression model.

ResultsThe success of RTW is 70.6 % n = 1412 among participants. The ORs 95 % CI of the participants belonging to RTW who received periodic recovery assessment from the medical care institution and the physician are 1.51 1.07–2.13. The ORs 95 % CI are 1.68 1.05–2.69 for the RTW group who received work ability assessment and referral for vocational return. When the employer maintains the relationship with the occupationally injured worker, the worker has 1.39 times higher odds 95 % CI: 1.41–2.26 of the RTW group compared to the non-RTW group.

ConclusionsThe physician and the employer have a significant impact on the RTW.

KeywordsReturn to work Industrial accident Occupationally injured worker Workers’ compensation insurance  Download fulltext PDF



Autor: Wanhyung Lee - Jin-Ha Yoon - Jaehoon Roh - Yeong-Kwang Kim - Hongdeok Seok - June-Hee Lee - Jong-Uk Won

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