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Table 6 Indicators of claim impact in groups with single and repeat claims

From: Repeat workers' compensation claims: risk factors, costs and work disability

  Group 1
(N = 107,388)
Group 2
(N = 62,760)
 
Impact Initial claim Initial claim Repeat claim Sig*
Mean ± std total cost per claim $16,731 ± $87,011 $8,813 ± $50,938 $13,147 ± $65,100 a,b,c
Mean ± std cost of weekly compensation paid $5,249 ± $30,877 $2,631 ± $18,501 $4,875 ± $27,204 a,c
Mean ± std cost of medical and like services paid $3,447 ± $29,128 $2,034 ± $9,996 $2,886 ± $13,025 a,b,c
Mean ± std days of incapacity for work 67 ± 278 42 ± 196 66 ± 244 a,c
  1. * a = significant difference (p < 0.001) between Group 1 initial claim and Group 2 initial claim; b = significant difference between Group 1 initial claim and Group 2 repeat claim; c = significant difference between Group 2 initial claim and Group 2 repeat claim.