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Access to Medical Treatment in the California Workers' Compensation System, 2006

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Publication Date: December 2006

Publisher(s): UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Author(s): Dylan H. Roby; Nadereh Pourat; Gerald F. Kominski; Meghan E. Cameron

Funder(s): California. Division of Workers' Compensation

Funder(s): California. Division of Workers' Compensation

Topic: Health (Quality of health care)
Health (Health care financing)

Keywords: workers' compensation; work place; injury

Type: Report

Coverage: California

Abstract:

This report was produced by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research under contract to the California Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC), Department of Industrial Relations, which is required to perform an annual study of access to medical treatment for injured workers. In order to accomplish this goal, the authors conducted surveys of injured workers, providers authorized to act as the primary treating physician in Workers' Compensation cases, and payers.