TITLE

HEALTHCARE AFTER WORKPLACE INJURY

AUTHOR(S)
Palmer, Keith
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Occupational & Environmental Medicine;Jun2006, Vol. 63 Issue 6, p365
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a discussion on the consequences of occupational injury on workers' longer term emotional and physical well-being in British Columbia. An investigation made use of an administrative database that linked publicly funded healthcare with compensation data from the Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) and examined the use of medical services relative to the year before injury and to that in uninjured individuals. The use of healthcare was substantially higher in the injured workers as measured by physician visits, hospital days, and the use of mental health services.
ACCESSION #
21098985

 

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