Work related problems are an important and common aspect of Australian general practice, managed in 2.7% of all encounters. Most commonly, these comprise musculoskeletal disorders (mainly back), psychological problems, and skin conditions. The GPs role in managing work related problems is defined by worker’s compensation legislation, and there are certain obligations that must be met. The primary objective is to assist the patient’s recovery and early return to work. Worker’s compensation is a common source of anxiety for GP registrars, and it is therefore a critical area for GP supervisors to educate their GP registrars.
Workers Aid Compensation (5834 downloads)
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