Injury imposes a major burden both to the injured person and society. Not all patients respond to treatment in the same way, and not all treatments are equal. There is a wide variation in the speed and extent to which people recover.
The MIRI Injury Outcomes Research Unit explores the reasons for variation in the way people injured in workplace and road crash incidents respond to rehabilitation and treatment and recover. Through their research we are gaining new insights into how best to care for patients within the Australian health care system.
Our researchers are working to understand the nature of the problem and establish a range of trials to support evidenced-based improvements in care.
Return to work among injured women is becoming an increasingly important area as more and more women join the work force.
Researchers from the Injury Outcomes Research Unit at MIRI are currently exploring how returning to work may be experienced differently for women with and those without children.
Recruitment has now closed.
This project was approved by the Monash University Human Research and Ethics Committee on 17/6/13 (CF13/862 – 2013000397).
Dr Dianne Sheppard
Phone: 03 9905 1860