WEBINAR: COMPLIANCE WITH NARCOTICS GUIDELINES
May 29, 2012—
drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the United
States with over fifteen thousand people dying last year
from an overdose — about 40 deaths per day. What isn’t so
clear is the impact on injured workers.
Join WCRI’s senior researcher, Dongchun Wang,
for a one-hour discussion on
Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 1pm ET (12pm CT, 11am MT, 10am PT),
as she discusses the higher use of narcotics among injured
workers in key states and lower compliance with medical
treatment guidelines by doctors that prescribe narcotics to
long term users.
This webinar will draw from the Workers
Compensation Research Institute’s (WCRI) study,
Interstate Variations in Use of Narcotics, which
was featured at the National Drug Summit. The study includes
data on 17 states: California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana,
Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,
Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina,
Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Things you will learn:
States that have the highest amount of
narcotics per claim.
States with higher than typical
percentage of claims that received narcotics, which may
signal overuse of narcotics.
number of patients in some states who began treatment
with narcotics that were still receiving narcotic
prescriptions six months after the injury.
number of longer term narcotic users that received
Click on the following link to register now:
Webinars are $35 for WCRI Members, $50 for
Non-Members, and no charge for public officials or members
of the media.
How Does Virginia’s Workers’
Compensation System Compare to Other States
– Thursday, June 28, 2012 at
1pm ET (12pm CT, 11am MT, 10am PT)
Factors Influencing Return to Work for
Injured Workers: Lessons from Pennsylvania and Wisconsin
– Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 1pm ET (12pm CT, 11am MT,
Monitoring New York’s Workers’
– Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 1pm ET (12pm CT, 11am MT,
The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) is an
independent, not-for-profit research organization based in
Cambridge, MA. WCRI is recognized as a leader in providing
objective, credible, and high-quality information about
public policy issues involving workers' compensation
systems. WCRI's members include employers; insurers;
governmental entities; managed care companies; health care
providers; insurance regulators; state labor organizations;
and state administrative agencies in the U.S., Canada,
Australia and New Zealand.