Reducing emergency and elective admissions
Adults returning to work following an injury.
• Injuries have a large impact on time off work, including those whose injuries did not require hospital admission.
• The majority of injured people will require an occupational health fitness for work assessment.
• Many people will have on-going pain, mobility problems, anxiety and depression at the point of assessment and it is important that patients are encouraged to use primary care services to address these problems.
• A range of factors may be useful for identifying those at risk of a slower recovery and delayed return to work so that appropriate interventions can be provided