Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features Coventry’s recent release of a new whitepaper on identifying injured workers who need mental health intervention and building clinically sound treatment plans.
The new paper notes that often workers’ comp places well-intentioned focus on a patient’s physical bruises, but this orientation can make it easy to miss mentalones, which might be harder to spot. Research points out that the likelihood of injuredworkers being treatedfor depression was45% greatercompared with workerswho were not injured, and those injured at work were also more likely to become depressed than those whowere hurt outside of work. Coventry also examines the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic is worsening a stress pandemic that predates it. The report also lays out some important approaches to the problem and challenges along the way.
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