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A Community-Focused Health & Work Service (HWS)

Christian, Jennifer, Wickizer, Tom and Burton, A. Kim (2015) A Community-Focused Health & Work Service (HWS). Discussion Paper. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, Washington, USA.

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We recommend establishment of a community-focused Health & Work Service (HWS) dedicated to responding rapidly to new health-related work absence among working people due to potentially disabling conditions. The first few days and weeks after onset are an especially critical period during which the likelihood of a good long-term outcome is being influenced, either favorably or unfavorably, by some simple things that either do or do not happen during that interval. It is the optimal window of opportunity to improve outcomes by simultaneously attending to the worker’s basic needs and concerns as well as coordinating the medical, functional restoration, and occupational aspects of the situation in a coordinated fashion.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Kim Burton
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2015 12:22
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2015 19:30


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