Compensation Policy and Return to Work Effectiveness (ComPARE) Study: Final Report

Alex Collie, Shannon Gray, Tyler Lane, Dianne Beck, Luke Sheehan

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The overarching purpose of the project was to develop an evidence-base around the impact of policy and practice on return to work in Australian workers’ compensation jurisdictions, and in doing so to support development of policy and practice in future. The specific research aims related to this were:
1. To determine the impact of workers’ compensation scheme policy on return to work and duration of time loss.
2. To identify policies that have positive and negative impact on return to work and duration of time loss.
The study had a number of other important objectives that supported achieving these research aims.
These included:
3. To develop a national workers’ compensation research data platform.
4. To extract insights and value from two existing national datasets.
5. To develop and test methods for assessing the impact of policy and policy change in Australian workers’ compensation systems.
6. To develop a research/industry collaboration that enables two-way knowledge exchange.
7. To build national capability in workers’ compensation and return to work research.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherMonash University
Commissioning bodyInstitute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR)
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2018

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