March 23, 2018

New RTW Stakeholder Survey Launched

Editor’s Note: This is an announcement from RTWMatters about a survey assembled by an informal group of stakeholders, and we believe contributing may be valuable to our readers, so please take a few moments to participate…

A new multi-stakeholder survey may be the key to improving Return to Work and Stay at Work solutions. The catch? Only ten minutes of your time!

The survey’s aim is to better understand the current barriers and best practices relative to Stay at Work / Return to Work (SAW/RTW), as perceived by over a dozen stakeholders in different countries. These include:

  • Employers;
  • Payers;
  • Nurse Case Managers;
  • Ergonomists;
  • Healthcare Providers;
  • Injured Workers;
  • Lawyers/legal professionals;
  • Psychologists;
  • Return To Work Coordinators; and
  • Vocational Counselors.

This international survey was developed by an informal group of individuals from across the US, Canada and the UK, including physiotherapists, occupational physicians and other stakeholders.

While many surveys have looked at SAW/RTW best practices or barriers, most do it from the perspective of a limited number of stakeholder groups. The goal of the survey is to learn more about current needs and possibly design potential future solutions, as well as to help others do the same.

The International Multi-stakeholder SAW/RTW Survey has been a year in the making. Researchers have asked for all the help they can get, with a goal for 1000 responses over the next few months. The survey is being undertaken in the USA, UK, Canada and Australia.

The survey has about a dozen questions asked of all the stakeholders and about another dozen questions that are specific to the particular stakeholder group you represent. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.

Please accept this invitation to take the survey, and forward it on to your colleagues.

The link is:

Note from the researchers:
This is by no means a scientific study. It is very much an exercise to expand the SAW/RTW knowledge base so we can all learn a bit more from one another. We want to openly share the information with all – thus the Survey Results and Discussion Forum, which can be found at:

Source: RTW Matters

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