Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the release of a new study from the TDI-DWC that found injured workers in Texas have better access to physicians who can treat them more quickly than they did 15 years ago.
According to the report, 84% of injured workers received initial care in seven days or less in 2015, compared to 76% in 2000. Increased speed to care is important, because injured workers who weren’t treated within seven days had an average of about 40% more in medical costs over the first six months of an injury. The report noted that in 2015 about half of injured workers saw a physician in one day or less, and the average wait was 4.5 days. Other findings included that the number of physicians in Texas who treated injured workers increased 6% from 2000-2015, while there was an 11% drop in claims filed in the same period.
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