Return to work coordination programmes for work disability: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.
OPEN PloS one | 28 Nov 2012
S Schandelmaier, S Ebrahim, SC Burkhardt, WE de Boer, T Zumbrunn, GH Guyatt, JW Busse and R Kunz
The dramatic rise in chronically ill patients on permanent disability benefits threatens the sustainability of social security in high-income countries. Social insurance organizations have started to invest in promising, but costly return to work (RTW) coordination programmes. The benefit, however, remains uncertain. We conducted a systematic review to determine the long-term effectiveness of RTW coordination compared to usual practice in patients at risk for long-term disability.
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