Comparing Outcomes for Injured Workers in Massachusetts

By Bogdan Savych, Vennela Thumula

May 1, 2016 Related Topics: Access to Care, Outcomes for Injured Workers, Return to Work, Outcomes for Injured Workers

This study compares outcomes of injured workers in Massachusetts with 14 other states (Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin). The outcomes examined include the following:

  • Recovery of physical health and functioning
  • Return to work
  • Earnings recovery
  • Access to medical care
  • Satisfaction with medical care

The goal of the research is to provide information about injured workers’ experiences with the workers’ compensation system. By examining outcomes of injured workers, policymakers and stakeholders can better understand how different state systems compare in order to identify and prioritize opportunities to improve system performance.

Comparing Outcomes for Injured Workers in Massachusetts. Bogdan Savych and Vennela Thumula. May 2016. WC-16-30.

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