Clinical guideline for work related mental health conditions

Annually, work related mental health conditions make up 2.3% of claims but account for 7% of claims costs, and on average cost nearly double per income support claim than physical injuries.1 These conditions are typically challenging for general practitioners to diagnose and treat.

The Clinical guideline for the diagnosis and management of work-related mental health conditions (the Guideline) has been developed to assist GPs with the diagnosis and management of work related mental health conditions. The Guideline recommendations were approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and are endorsed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).

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1Data relates to registered employer claims for FY2017-18. Data as at 20 September 2018.