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Study: Following Treatment Guidelines Improves Outcomes

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | 1720 | 0 | 17 min read

Workers’ compensation claims in which medical treatment adhered to evidence-based guidelines showed shorter claim duration and lower medical costs than claims in which treatment guidelines weren’t followed as closely, according to newly published research. The authors of the study, which appears in this month’s edition of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, have developed what they call a compliance score to assess how closely an injured worker’s treatment adheres to the Official Disability Guidelines published by Work Loss Data Institute. The resea...

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