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Access to Medical Care for Individuals with Workers' Compensation Claims



This article focuses on the challenges faced by workers suffering from occupational illnesses in accessing medical care within the workers’ compensation system. The article identifies specific barriers to care for ill workers in New York state.

Source:  Lax, Michael B. and Federica A. Manetti. Access to Medical Care for Individuals with Workers’ Compensation Claims. New Solutions. Vol. 11(4) 325-348 (2001). Article reproduced with permission.

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