Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features WCRI’s announcement of its upcoming webinar on the effects that opioid prescriptions have on the duration of temporary disability benefits for injured workers.
WCRI’s Dr. Bogdan Savych will be presenting findings from a recent study on the subject that examined the effect of opioid prescriptions on the duration of TD benefits among workers with work-related low back injuries using data from 28 states, for injuries between 2008 and 2013. Key areas of discussion will include whether opioid prescriptions increase duration of temporary disability benefits; whether longer-term opioid prescriptions increase duration of TD benefits; and what role local prescribing patterns play in determining whether injured workers received opioid prescriptions. The webinar is scheduled for next Thursday, June 21st at 1pm ET.
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