The aim of this project is to investigate return to work interventions at musculoskeletal and mental disorders in Sweden and the employers’ and society’s costs.
Resources invested in rehabilitation for sick-listed with musculoskeletal and mental disorders in Sweden are very small in comparison with the costs of production loss. The research therefore has implications for policy makers as well as professionals. For policy makers, there may be much to gain through investments into improved rehabilitation processes for return to work. Health care professionals should increase their understanding of possibilities of improved rehabilitative activities aiming at return to work.
Associate Professor 1974