MDGuidelines: Getting injured workers back to work using evidence-based guidelines
WorkCover Tasmania recognises that in order to overcome the barriers of return to work, it is important to have a maximised understanding of the recovery timeframes for particular conditions, restrictions and accommodations related to the diagnosis.
MDGuidelines is a database that provides up to date evidence-based information on many diseases and injuries that can help you to predict the likely duration of a worker’s incapacity and the timeframes in which they can return to work.
A leading Return to Work Guide, MDGuidelines is used by 25,000 users in 38 countries. Published by the Reed Group in the USA, MDGuidelines also incorporates the respected clinical practice guidelines from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
MDGuidelines provides injury and illness information, such as:
- length of disability/recovery timeframes
- ability to work/restrictions/accommodations.
Some of the benefits from using evidence-based guidelines include:
- a consistent systematic approach to care
- best practice recommendations for treatment
- more cost-effective treatment
- a consistent understanding of the injury/illness, rehabilitation, and return to work timeframes for those involved in the return to work process.
Apply for access to MDGuidelines
MDGuidelines is available free of charge to anyone who assists in returning injured workers in Tasmania to work under the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988. Those who may like to apply for access include:
- medical practitioners
- workplace rehabilitation providers
- injury management coordinators
- return to work coordinators
- case managers.
To apply for access please complete our online application form.
Further information about MDGuidelines is available from www.mdguidelines.com or in the information sheets published by Reed Group listed below under Resources.