Health Service Use After Long Periods of Workers' Compensation - The Transitions Study - Report 3
What happens to the health and welfare of workers with long-duration workers’ compensation claims when their workers’ compensation benefits stop? This is the central research question of the Transitions Study. In this report we address part of this question by describing general practitioner, psychological and physical health service use before and after workers’ compensation income support payment cessation in two groups of workers with long-duration claims, and a community comparator group.
This is the third report in a series examining use of health services and welfare benefits after workers’ compensation among people in New South Wales (NSW) whose workers’ compensation benefits ceased due to the implementation of legislative amendments to Section 39 of the Workers’ Compensation Act 1987 (NSW).