Partial return to work

A randomised controlled trial (RCT) involving 6 employers demonstrated that there was a more speedy return to work in employees suffering musculoskeletal pain who were placed on part time absence rather than full sick leave. 63 employees were randomly assigned to full sick leave or part time leave combined with part time work and work modifications where necessary. Absence was shorter by a median of 12 days compared to 20 days and total sickness absence in the 12 month follow up was 20% lower in the intervention group i.e. those who had been on part time sickness absence. 

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