Does access to compensation have an impact on recovery outcomes after injury?

Nicholas S Glozier and Matthew Large
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb03853.x
Published online: 2 August 2010

To the Editor: In their recent study, O’Donnell and associates1 examined the effect of compensation, and the clinically vexing problem of interaction with insurance companies, on recovery after hospitalisation for trauma in Victoria. They concluded that access to compensation might not be associated with a poor outcome per se. We agree that the relationship between compensation and health outcomes is complex, but believe there are a number of conceptual and methodological issues that undermine their findings.

  • Nicholas S Glozier1
  • Matthew Large2

  • 1 Brain and Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, NSW.


Competing interests:

Nicholas Glozier is an approved medical assessor for WorkCover NSW.


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