Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Nancy A. Perrin
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource (104 p.)
Workers' compensation -- United States
Early-return-to-work (ERTW) programs for injured workers are a relatively new development. While it is widely believed that such programs are the primary means of controlling workers' compensation costs after an injury has occurred, little research has been done on how these programs accomplish that end. This thesis is an exploratory examination of the factors involved in ERTW programs and the relationship between components of ERTW programs for injured workers and organizational outcomes, specifically the cost of medical care and wage reimbursement associated with workers' compensation claims.
Riat, Lorrie L., "Early-return-to-work programs : an exploratory study of the effects of program policies and practices on organizational outcomes" (1992). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4423.