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Insisting on a return to "full duty" increases workers' compensation costs and heightens the possibility that the injured employee will fall prey to a "disability syndrome" - the failure to return to work when it is medically possible.
Further studies are warranted to delineate factors associated with failure to return to work in this patient population.
2-fold greater likelihood of failure to return to work than for those with neither disorder.
Patients have reported failure to return to work due to lack of reassurance from medical professionals that they could safely do so (Allen, 1990; Wenger, 1989).
It should be remembered that duration off work is the single most important predictor of failure to return to work.
1978) found that failure to return to work six months after injury was greatest among semi- or unskilled manual workers.