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Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation

, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 284–295

First Online: 26 July 2016DOI: 10.1007-s10926-016-9656-z

Cite this article as: Young, A.E., Besen, E. & Willetts, J. J Occup Rehabil 2017 27: 284. doi:10.1007-s10926-016-9656-z

Abstract

Purpose This research sought to determine whether there is a relationship between claimants’ expected time to return to work RTW as recorded by claims managers and compensated days of work disability. Methods We utilized workers’ compensation data from a large, United States-based insurance company. RTW expectations were collected within 30 days of the claim being reported and these were compared with the termination of total temporary indemnity payments. Bivariate and hierarchical regression analyses were conducted. Results A significant relationship between expected time to RTW and compensated disability duration was observed. The unadjusted correlation between work-disability duration and expected time to RTW was .25 p < .001. Our multivariate model explained 29.8 % of the variance, with expected time to RTW explaining an additional 9.5 % of the variance in work-disability duration beyond what was explained by the covariates. Conclusion The current study’s findings support the hypothesis that claimant RTW estimates as recorded by claims managers are significantly related to compensated-disability duration, and the relationship is maintained after controlling for variance that can be explained by other variables available within workers’ compensation databases.

KeywordsRecovery expectations Disability management Work-disability prevention Workers’ compensation Return-to-work Prognostic factors 



Autor: Amanda E. Young - Elyssa Besen - Joanna Willetts

Fuente: https://link.springer.com/







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