Accession Number:

ADA619385

Title:

Understanding the Probability of a Disability Resulting from Work-Related Injuries

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-07-15

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Objectives Assess the conditions under which the measured risk of a workplace injury resulting in a disability changes Methods Multivariate regression analysis and administrative claims data build an understanding of the factors that underlie the probability that a workplace injury results in a disability disability probability. Results First, jointly examining injury incidence rates and disability probabilities challenges some conclusions suggested by examining the two separately. Second, some characteristics identified as risk factors for disability when studied in isolation are not risk factors. Third, risk factors are qualitatively consistent across groups of workers but quantitatively different. Conclusions Policy makers might draw incorrect conclusions about the risk of a workplace injury becoming a disability unless the research provides a joint assessment of incidence rates and disability probabilities and a comprehensive analysis of risk factors across worker groups.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE