TITLE

The consequences of underreporting workers' compensation claims

AUTHOR(S)
Thompson, Aaron
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/30/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 3, p343
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author discusses financial and preventive medicine perspectives of underreporting compensation claims for work-related injuries in Canada. The reasons for workers' compensation claims being underreported to the compensation boards are highlighted. The importance of controlling inappropriate medical billing in public health care system is also outlined. The author mentions that the physicians should educate the patients in reporting work-related injuries.
ACCESSION #
23761409

 

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