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Nineteen percent of workers in Georgia reported that they had “big problems” getting the services that they or their provider wanted, according to a study released Tuesday by the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Workers Compensation Research Institute.
Researchers surveyed the outcomes among injured workers in four states — Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida and Georgia — and examined recovery of physical health and functioning, return to work, earnings recovery, access to medical care, and satisfaction with medical care.
Among the top findings, according to the institute:
The research is part of an ongoing, multiyear effort by WCRI to collect and examine data on the outcomes of medical care for workers injured countrywide, according to a statement.
In addition to the four states with worker surveys in 2019, the ongoing studies include interviews previously conducted in 11 other states: Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin.