To the Editor: As noted by O’Donnell and colleagues,1 there is a growing body of evidence suggesting that provision of compensation is associated with poor recovery after injury. Most of this evidence arises from international workers compensation jurisdictions. However, two recent Victorian studies have examined health and work outcomes in compensable and matched non-compensable groups after transport injury.1,2 Despite examining broadly similar patient groups and using broadly similar outcome measures, the two articles reach very different conclusions.
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