Webinar on New Predictors of Worker Outcomes

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Join the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) for a webinar on their new research, which identified new predictors of worker outcomes that can help public officials, payors, and health care providers improve the treatment and communication an injured worker receives after an injury – leading to better outcomes.

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For anyone involved in a state workers compensation system, be it employee or employer, the single goal when a worker gets injured on the job is to help them get the medical treatment they need to fully recover and return to work.

For anyone involved in a state workers compensation system, be it employee or employer, the single goal when a worker gets injured on the job is to help them get the medical treatment they need to fully recover and return to work.

Eight new studies, Predictors of Worker Outcomes, from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) identified new predictors of worker outcomes that can help public officials, payors, and health care providers improve the treatment and communication an injured worker receives after an injury – leading to better outcomes.

Join WCRI's Dr. Bogdan Savych and Dr. Vennela Thumula for a one-hour webinar on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT, 12 noon MT, and 11 a.m. PT) as they discuss this new research as well as take your questions.

Questions addressed:

  •     Why was trust one of the more important predictors of worker outcomes?
  •     What role did comorbid medical conditions have on an injured workers ability to return to work?
  •     How do things like severity and type of injury as well as other characteristics (age, sex, education, language, marital status and job history) impact worker outcomes?
  •     Do labor market conditions, such as local urbanization and the unemployment rate, have an impact?

The studies are based on telephone interviews with 3,200 injured workers across eight states. The eight states are Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. The studies interviewed workers who suffered a work place injury in 2010 and spent at least 7 days away from work. The surveys were conducted during February through June 2013-on average, about three years after these workers sustained their injuries.

Attendance is limited to 100 people and all attendees receive a free copy of the slides. Webinars are $39 for WCRI members; $79 for non-members; and no charge for members of the press, legislators as well as their staff, and state public officials who make policy decisions impacting their state’s workers’ compensation system. Click on the following link to register now: http://www.wcrinet.org/10.16.14_webinar_reg.html.

ABOUT WCRI:

The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization based in Cambridge, MA. Organized in late 1983, the Institute does not take positions on the issues it researches; rather, it provides information obtained through studies and data collection efforts, which conform to recognized scientific methods. Objectivity is further ensured through rigorous, unbiased peer review procedures. WCRI's diverse membership includes employers; insurers; governmental entities; managed care companies; health care providers; insurance regulators; state labor organizations; and state administrative agencies in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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