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August/September 2013 (vol. 10/2)

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In need of evidence

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Integrated programmes combining administrative, ergonomic and therapeutic measures to support workers back to work sound attractive. But do they work?

THERE is plenty of research evidence that various treatments and therapies individually help people recover from common ill-health conditions. And there is some evidence that workplace interventions – encompassing changes to the work design, equipment, working conditions or environment, and occupational case management – can reduce sickness absence1. But what happens when you put them all together?…

John Ballard is editor of Occupational Health [at Work].

Author: Ballard J

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Occupational Health at Work August/September 2013 (vol. 10/2) pp3

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