Effective Worksite-Based Disability Management Programs

  • Donald E. Shrey
Part of the Springer Series in Rehabilitation and Health book series (SSRH)


This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of effective worksite-based disability management programs. The basic principles of disability management are reviewed, emphasizing the direct involvement of the employer, the disabled worker, and other worksite representatives. The importance of “early intervention” as a key to effective disability management outcome is emphasized. The merits of the “therapeutic” worksite are discussed and contrasted with traditional clinical interventions and rehabilitation programs. Disability management is conceptualized at the clinical, organizational, and statutory levels. Each of these three levels is reviewed in terms of its relative importance to the injured worker, the employer, and the community.


Vocational Rehabilitation Injured Worker Disable Worker Disability Management Disability Claim 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald E. Shrey
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  1. 1.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationUniversity of Cincinnati Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

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