The COMpensation Policy And Return to work Effectiveness (COMPARE) project was established to develop an evidence base to support effective return to work policy and practice in Australia. Established in 2014 the project has produced a large volume of research of relevance to the Australian workers’ compensations schemes.

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Sheehan LR, Di Donato M, Gray SE, Lane TJ, van Vreden C, Collie A. The Association Between Continuity of Care With a Primary Care Physician and Duration of Work Disability for Low Back Pain: A Retrospective Cohort Study. J Occup Environ Med. 2022 Oct 1;64(10):e606-e612. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000002643. Epub 2022 Jul 19. PMID: 35901194.

Di Donato M, Xia T, Iles R, Buchbinder R, Collie A. Patterns of opioid dispensing and associated wage replacement duration in workers with accepted claims for low back pain: a retrospective cohort study. Pain. 2022;163(8):e942-e52. https://doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002539 

Collie A. Cross-Jurisdiction Comparative Research in Work Disability Prevention: Introduction to the Special Series. J Occup Rehabil. 2022 Jun;32(2):157-160. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10926-022-10050-x. Epub 2022 Jun 3. PMID: 35657442.

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