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Table 4 Recommendations and barriers to recovery

From: Examining outcome of early physician specialist assessment in injured workers with shoulder complaints

Treatment Recommendations  
Active treatment 503 (91%)
Medication 101(18%)
Referral to SSP clinic 77 (14%)
Surgery indicated 55 (10%)
Surgery booked 40 (7%)
Therapeutic injection 57 (10%)
No further medical treatment 56 (10%)
Referral to function and pain specialty clinic 3 (0.6%)
Barriers to RTW  
Workers factors 88 (16%)
Injury related medical factors 38 (7%)
Psychological factors 18 (3%)
Pre-existing medical factors 17 (3%)
Work place factors 28 (5%)
  1. SSP: Specialty Surgical Program.