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The health status of people claiming compensation for musculoskeletal injuries following road traffic crashes is not altered by an early intervention programme: A comparative study

Littleton, Susannah; Hughes, David; Gopinath, B; Robinson, Brett; Poustie, Stephanie; Smith, Paul; Cameron, Ian


Objective To compare health outcomes among claimants compared to those who were ineligible or choose not to lodge a compensation claim. We also evaluated the effect of an early intervention programme on the health outcomes of the participants. Design Prospective comparative study using sequential cohorts. Subjects People presenting to hospital emergency departments with mild to moderate musculoskeletal injuries following road traffic crashes. Intervention referral to an early intervention...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Injury: international journal of the care of the injured
DOI: 10.1016/j.injury.2014.05.011


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