Explores factors affecting the performance and scope of the veteran disability compensation program.
Feb 23, 2021
Update of Markov Model on the Cost-effectiveness of Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Chronic Low Back Pain Compared to Usual Care
Markov modeling facilitates comparisons across interventions for lower back pain not directly compared in trials.
Dec 16, 2020
The Effect of Blast-Related Burn Injuries from Prolonged Field Care to Rehabilitation and Resilience: A Review of the Scientific Literature
Researchers reviewed literature about blast-related burn injury, which is common among service members and is associated with infection, disability, military discharge, and mortality. Further research is needed on burn prevention and field care.
Sep 21, 2020
A Framework for Evaluating Approaches to Symptom Screening in the Workplace During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The authors assess approaches to workplace screening for COVID-19 symptoms, rating them on five criteria: likelihood of detecting infection, helping employees feel safer, safety of the screening interaction, feasibility, and privacy.
Sep 17, 2020
The authors of this report examine indicators of the health of education and labor markets in the Appalachia Partnership Initiative region, with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and on the extraction industry.
Apr 9, 2020
Wage Loss Monitoring for Injured Workers in California's Workers' Compensation System: 2016–2017 Injury Year Findings (Third Interim Report)
The authors present new estimates of wage loss for California's injured workers in 2016-2017 and compare these estimates with trends before, during, and after the Great Recession.
Feb 5, 2020
The Frequency and Economic Impact of Musculoskeletal Disorders for California Firefighters: Trends and Outcomes over the Past Decade
The authors update analyses from a 2010 study on firefighters in California and consider the impacts of the 2013 workers' compensation reforms and the economic shocks of the late 2000s on outcomes for firefighters with musculoskeletal disorders.
Jan 31, 2020
Exploring the Prevalence and Construct Validity of High-Impact Chronic Pain Across Chronic Low-Back Pain Study Samples
Identifying high-impact chronic pain and reporting outcomes of trials by chronic pain impact level could help ensure that adequate resources are directed toward improving outcomes of the chronic pain patients in greatest need.
Apr 11, 2019
Healthcare Costs and Opioid Use Associated with High-Impact Chronic Spinal Pain in the United States
Opioid dosage and use increased annually for individuals with all levels of chronic pain; those with high-impact pain had average dosing 5.5 times higher than those with low-impact pain.
Apr 11, 2019
Wage Loss Monitoring for Injured Workers in California's Workers' Compensation System: 2014–2015 Injury Year Findings (Second Interim Report)
This report presents new estimates of wage loss for workers in California who suffered a workplace injury or illness in 2014-2015 and compares these estimates with trends before, during, and after the Great Recession.
Dec 27, 2018
Wage Loss Monitoring for Injured Workers in California's Workers' Compensation System: 2013 Injury Year Findings (First Interim Report)
This report presents new estimates of wage loss for workers in California who suffered a workplace injury or illness in 2013 and compares these estimates with trends before, during, and after the Great Recession.
Aug 31, 2018
How Can Workers' Compensation Systems Promote Occupational Safety and Health? Stakeholder Views on Policy and Research Priorities
A report from RAND explores the views of key workers' compensation stakeholders. The study presents challenges and priorities to be addressed in reforming workers' compensation systems to promote occupational safety and the well-being of workers.
Aug 31, 2018
This report focuses on employment and wages in energy and advanced manufacturing-related industries and on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education indicators in twenty-seven counties in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
Mar 22, 2017