Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new study from CWCI on the outcomes for claims that involved physician-dispensed repackaged drugs. The study covers data from 1.3 million open and closed California workers’ comp claims with dates of injury from January 2002 through December 2011, including nearly 11 million prescriptions, 28% of which were identified as involving physician-dispensed repackaged drugs.
According to CWCI, 2002-2011 claims with physician-dispensed repackaged drugs averaged 17% more in paid medical benefits, 13.1% higher indemnity payments, and also involved longer periods of disability, stretching the number of paid TD days by 8.9% when compared to claims without physician-dispensed repackaged drugs.
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