From 1996 to 2000, researchers from the University of Washington evaluated a Washington state program that provided medical care for injured workers through managed care systems.
Interviewing workers who had lost work time due to their injury and received partial reimbursement for their lost wages, researchers compared health and employment outcomes and medical and disability costs for two groups of patients two years after their injuries:
- Workers treated in managed care plans.
- Workers treated in traditional fee-for-service settings.
The project was part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Workers' Compensation Health Initiative national program.
Two years after the workers were injured, there were:
- No statistically significant differences between managed care and fee-for-service patients, in terms of measures of mental health, physical functioning, pain, or their ability to work or perform household tasks.
- No statistically significant differences between the numbers of patients in both groups reporting missing six months or more of work.
- No statistically significant differences in the percentage of patients in both groups who returned to work.
Workers' Compensation Health Initiative Project Results
Individual project results from the RWJF national program, Workers' Compensation Health InitiativeRead the Program Results for Workers' Compensation Health Initiative
- About this grant
The What's Next Health series features leading thinkers and visionaries. Stanford social scientist & innovator BJ Fogg discusses his model f...
Executive Nurse Fellow Jerry Mansfield explains why the University Hospital and the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital do not have a BSN-only hi...
Hear from social scientist BJ Fogg, RWJF’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Thomas Goetz, a team with a vision for creating a social epidemic of sa...
We create new opportunities for better health by investing in health where it starts—in our homes, schools, and jobs.
NewPublicHealth spoke with Danny McGoldrick, vice president of research at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, about “A Broken Promise to Ou...
Developing small community homes as alternatives to nursing homes, this radical, new national model for skilled nursing care returns control...
Patrick M. Krueger recently co-authored a study that examines the characteristics and mortality risks of nondrinker subgroups to explain why...
Imagine a shared national culture of health in which being healthy and staying healthy are esteemed social values.
Team members, grantees, and guests discuss breakthrough ideas that will allow us to move toward solving challenges in health care.
2013 America’s Health Rankings Finds Significant Progress in National Health - FDA to Phase Out Use of Certain Antimicrobials in Food Animal...
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is working to increase awareness and understanding of the impact of ACEs and the need to develop effectiv...
This fall, RWJF held its first ever Pitch Day event with the goal of discovering visionary ideas from a variety of thinkers.