Discussion Paper: The Impact of Compensation on Recovery

The Work Health Group’s well-received Industry Insight Series seminars were held across Australia in late 2016. The topic, The Impact of Compensation on Recovery, asked why do people with compensable injuries report worse functional outcomes than people with non-compensable injuries? And what can we do about it?

Discussion paper: The Impact of Compensation on Recovery
Discussion paper: The Impact of Compensation on Recovery

Many attendees expressed an interest in further information on the topic, which led to the development of a discussion paper, The Impact of Compensation on Recovery. Authored by Dorothy Frost, Group Manager Research and Innovation, Work Health Group and Dr Dianne Sheppard, Monash University, the paper delves into some of the complexity surrounding recovery and compensation. The paper also provides further information on two recommended approaches presented by expert speakers at the seminars – Behavioural Insights and Motivational Interactions – which have the potential to support improvements in recovery outcomes.

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