WCRI: Injured Workers’ Emergency Room Use Varies Widely by State

Nearly a third of injured workers in Massachusetts sought treatment for strains and sprains in a hospital emergency room, while in California and Nevada only 10% did, according to a study by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute.

That wide disparity was repeated for other types of injuries in the first-ever multi-state comparison of where workers’ compensation payments choose to seek treatment. The findings suggest that some state workers’ compensation systems are not steering care to the most cost-effective health care facilities.
— Read on www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2023/03/27/713846.htm

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