The Route Back from Disability
Studies on predictors of return-to-work successes date back decades. Much of the research has looked at employees who return to work and those who don’t, and those who return to work sooner versus those who take longer following an injury or illness. In all the studies, one thing stands out: young, well-educated, motivated employees have a high return-to-work success rate.
In this white paper, Aetna explores some of the factors that have helped people bounce back from adversity. While some of these factors are individual, others are subject to outside influences, notably by the employer when the term “disabled” is misused.