This study updates interstate comparisons of the key outcomes achieved by injured workers in Massachusetts and 14 other states. It reflects a multiyear effort by WCRI to collect and examine data on the outcomes of medical care achieved by injured workers in a growing number of states.
By examining outcomes of injured workers, policymakers and other stakeholders can better understand how different state workers’ compensation systems compare in order to identify and prioritize opportunities to improve system performance. The outcomes we examine in this study include the following:
Massachusetts data underlying these comparisons are from 2016 interviews of workers injured in 2013. The study provides interstate comparisons of key case-mix adjusted outcomes across 15 states. The study also indicates whether or not the Massachusetts value was higher, somewhat higher, similar, somewhat lower, or lower compared with the median of the 15 states.
Comparing Outcomes for Injured Workers in Massachusetts, 2016 Interviews. Bogdan Savych and Vennela Thumula. June 2017. WC-17-23.
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