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Longer-Term Opioid Prescriptions Increases Lost Work Time: WCRI Study

Using prescribed opioids adds significant time to temporary disability taken by workers with work-related lower back injuries, according to a new industry study. Temporary disability is time that workers spend away from work recovering from their work-related injuries. “While medical …

Key Metrics of New York Workers’ Comp System Tracked in New WCRI Study

The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) released a new tool for policymakers and system stakeholders to track the performance of the New York workers’ compensation system. “Originally established to monitor the system following reforms in 2007, the report has evolved …