A classification of components of workplace disability management programs: Results from a systematic review

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Dr. Merete Labriola
School of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Denmark

A Campbell systematic review on the effectiveness of workplace disability management programs promoting return to work (RTW)—as implemented and practiced by employers—was published in 2012. Due to insufficient data, the systematic review was unable to determine if specific workplace-based programs or program elements improved RTW effectiveness. However, the studies of workplace programs included in the review were rich in describing RTW program components, procedures and implementation issues, allowing the researchers to develop a classification system for workplace-based programs that may help workplaces identify gaps in their RTW strategies. This plenary talks about the Campbell systematic review and the resulting classification system.

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