Results from a study examining the effect of opioid prescriptions on the duration of temporary disability benefits among workers with work-related low back injuries will be discussed during a webinar scheduled for Thursday, June 21, at 1 pm EST (10 am PST).
Data from workers in 28 states—representing more than 80% of benefits paid—for injuries between 2008 and 2013 was examined in the study.
Dr Bogdan Savych from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) will lead the webinar.
The following questions will be addressed: Do opioid prescriptions increase duration of temporary disability benefits? Do longer-term opioid prescriptions increase duration of temporary disability benefits? and What role do local prescribing patterns play in determining whether injured workers received opioid prescriptions?
For more information and to register, visit WCRI.
[Source(s): Workers’ Compensation Research Institute, PRWeb]