In this recorded webinar, Dr. Bogdan Savych discussed the findings from a recently published WCRI study The Impact of Opioid Prescriptions on Duration of Temporary Disability.
The webinar addressed the following questions:
- Do opioid prescriptions increase duration of temporary disability benefits?
- Do longer-term opioid prescriptions increase duration of temporary disability benefits?
- What role do local prescribing patterns play in determining whether injured workers received opioid prescriptions?
The study examined the effect of opioid prescriptions on the duration of temporary disability benefits among workers with work-related low back injuries using data from 28 states, for injuries between 2008 and 2013.
The 28 states included in the study, which represent over 80 percent of benefits paid, are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
This recorded webinar is $10 for Non-Members and FREE for WCRI Members, members of the press, legislators as well as their staff, and state public officials who make policy decisions regarding workers’ compensation. Although WCRI memebers can login to watch the webinar, press and policymakers must contact WCRI for a link to this recording.