Employers, insurers and workers have expressed a growing interest in workplace-based return-to-work (RTW) intervention studies.
To provide a comprehensive summary of the most effective workplace-based RTW interventions and to direct future research priorities in this area, the Institute for Work & Health conducted a systematic review of the return-to-work literature published since 1990.
Researchers sought to answer the following question: "What workplace-based return-to-work interventions are effective and under what conditions?"
This summary presents highlights of the findings, as well as recommendations. The information will be of interest to a variety of audiences including: workers, supervisors, management, unions, RTW coordinators, disability managers, physicians, physiotherapists, kinesiologists, chiropractors, occupational health nurses, occupational therapists, ergonomists who manage and treat injured workers, private insurance companies and those in the workers' compensation system.