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The Texas Workers’ Compensation Research and Evaluation Group has released its 2017 research agenda, a blueprint for its efforts to provide critical data for decision-makers in the Texas workers’ compensation system. Preliminary projects for the Fiscal Year 2017 Research Agenda include:

  • Completion of the 11th edition of the Workers’ Compensation Health Care Network Report Card.
  • Evaluation of use and cost patterns of compound drugs.
  • Analysis of adequacy of workers compensation income benefits.
  • An update on the 2003 impact of work-hardening/work conditioning programs. These are rehabilitation programs that help employees restore their physical abilities and get back to work.

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