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What is Early Intervention? A summary

What is Early Intervention? A summary
31 March 2014

What is Early Intervention? An innovative care programme targeted at people with MSDs and founded by Dr Juan Jover, Chair of the Fit for Work Coalition in Spain. The approach reduces the time of diagnosis, treatment and recovery improving patient outcomes and labour market participation, as well as savings to the health care and welfare systems. A two-year Early Intervention pilot implemented in Spain has shown that both sickness absence and permanent job loss related to MSDs can be reduced respectively by 39% and 50%, recouping almost €11 for every €1 invested in the programme (Annals of Internal Medicine, 2005).


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