At the 2020 WCRI Annual Issues & Research Conference, a panel discussed the importance of mental health for injured workers. The speakers were:
Dr Leslie Boden - BU School of Public Health
Francis ... Read More
At the 2020 WCRI Annual Issues & Research Conference, Dr L. Casey Chosewood from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) talked about their efforts around total worker ... Read More
At the 2020 WCRI Annual Issues and Research Conference, a session discussed key findings from various WCRI studies. The presenters were:
Carol Telles - WCRI
Dr Randall Lea - WCRI
Dr Rebecca Yang - ... Read More
Fear is a scary thing, especially among injured workers. Those who say they are afraid/scared/worried/anxious at the beginning of a claim were shown in a recent study to have average lost-time claim costs ... Read More
A Union pipe fitter in Chicago called me with questions about his back and shoulder injuries. He had been in the trade for over 20 years and while he had never filed a workers’ compensation claim, his ... Read More
Prescription drug formularies in workers’ compensation programs are designed to provide the injured worker with the medical care and treatment they are entitled to, while keeping costs in ... Read More
Dr Vennela Thumula led off a panel discussing the latest research on changes in opioid prescribing in workers’ comp.
Many factors have contributed to the decline, PDMPs, changes in prescribing ... Read More
At the 2020 WCRI Annual Issues & Research Conference, Vennela Thumula with WCRI talked about their studies on opioid dispensing trends and alternatives for pain management.
Between 2014 and 2018, they ... Read More
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