Return to work not a single event: applying new methods and data to understand RTW

Institute for Work & Health
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Toronto, Ontario

Christopher McLeod
Institute for Work & Health

Returning to work after a work injury can be a complex process involving multiple episodes of time-loss. In this plenary, Dr. Christopher McLeod looks at newly available detailed calendar data on RTW among injured workers with accepted time-loss claims in British Columbia. He outlines how this data can be used to identify distinct clusters of RTW trajectories and highlights key demographic, clinical and work characteristics that may be associated with shorter and/or longer and more complex trajectories. He also explores the relevance of these data and methods in identifying effective interventions that can improve RTW outcomes.

About presenter

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Dr. Chris McLeod is a scientist at the Institute for Work & Health and is the co-research lead of the Partnership for Work, Health and Safety at the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, where he is an associate professor. He is also the Canadian research lead of the Canadian-Australian research collaboration with the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) in Melbourne, Australia.

About IWH Speaker Series

The IWH Speaker Series brings you the latest findings from work and health researchers from the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) and other Canadian and international academic institutions around the world. For those unable to attend in person or via live stream, most presentations in the IWH Speaker Series are audio-recorded and made available as slidecasts, typically within two weeks of the original presentation.