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Table 2 The impact of South Australia and Tasmania’s early reporting incentives on number of days in the claims process, in reference to a comparator consisting of other Australian workers’ compensation jurisdictions

From: Effectiveness of employer financial incentives in reducing time to report worker injury: an interrupted time series study of two Australian workers’ compensation jurisdictions

  Median number of days (IQR) ITS analyses
  Pre-ERI Post-ERI Median level change, days (95% CI) Median trend change, days per month (95% CI)
Total time
 South Australia 25 (14 to 65) 23 (10 to 79) −0.7 (−4.7 to 3.3) −0.36** (−0.63 to −0.09)
 Comparator 25 (11 to 70) 20 (8 to 57) 0.3 (−2.5 to 3.2) 0.11 (−0.08 to 0.31)
 Tasmania 19 (12 to 35) 17 (9 to 38) −0.6 (−2.9 to 1.6) −0.35*** (−0.50 to −0.20)
 Comparator 23 (10 to 68) 18 (8 to 53) −0.8 (−2.4 to 0.8) 0.15** (0.05 to 0.26)
Claim reporting time
 South Australia 13 (7 to 28) 7 (2 to 19) −1.6*** (−2.4 to −0.8) 0.01 (−0.03 to 0.06)
 Comparator 11 (5 το 26) 9 (3 to 24) −1.4*** (−2.0 to −0.8) 0.02 (−0.01 to 0.05)
 Tasmania 15 (9 to 29) 9 (4 to 21) −5.4*** (−7.4 to −3.3) −0.32*** (−0.49 to −0.14)
 Comparator 10 (4 to 26) 9 (3 to 24) −0.3 (−1.1 to 1.8) 0.14* (0.01 to 0.27)
Insurer decision time
 South Australia 7 (3 to 22) 8 (4 to 45) −1.2 (−2.9 to 0.5) −0.00 (−0.10 to 0.10)
 Comparator 6 (2 to 27) 6 (2 to 20) −0.2 (−1.4 to 1.1) 0.01 (−0.07 to 0.08)
 Tasmania 2 (1 to 4) 6 (2 to 12) 4.6*** (3.9 to 5.4) −0.00 (−0.05 to 0.05)
 Comparator 6 (2 to 27) 6 (2 to 15) −0.5 (−1.1 to 0.1) 0.04* (0.01 to 0.08)
Worker reporting time
 South Australia 7 (2 to 20) 1 (0 to 8) −4.7*** (−5.8 to −3.5) −0.03 (−0.10 to 0.04)
 Comparator 10 (4 to 28) 11 (4 to 29) −0.1 (−0.9 to 0.7) −0.01 (−0.06 to 0.04)
Employer reporting time
 South Australia 2 (0 to 6) 1 (0 to 6) −0.3 (−0.8 to 0.2) 0.05*** (0.02 to 0.07)
 Comparator 6 (2 to 10) 5 (2 to 10) −0.3 (−0.7 to 0.0) −0.02* (−0.04 to −0.00)
  1. *** p < .001; ** p < .01; p < .05