New information on workers’ compensation claims in healthcare predicts that claims will drop in 2015. Most hospitals have a return-to-work program but don’t measure its effectiveness.
• The drop continues a trend from the past 10 years.
• Most hospitals don’t have a safety incentive program.
• Sixty percent of nurses worry that their job is negatively affecting their health.
There’s good news if the cost of workers’ comp claims has been a problem at your hospital. The latest outlook calls for claims to decrease this year, which continues a trend over the past decade.