I wanted to share this article with you regarding returning to work after suffering a Stroke. A functional capacity evaluation may be able to help...

Facilitating return to work in the stroke patient utilizing the Functional Capacity Evaluation Tool

Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 130,000 Americans each year – 1 of every 19 deaths. Annually 795,000 people suffer a stroke. About 610, 000 of these are new strokes; 185,000 are recurrent strokes.(1)

Stroke risk increases with age but as of 2009, 34% of people hospitalized for stroke were younger than 65.(4) It is the leading cause of serious long term disability in the U.S.(2)? b The estimated accumulated annual cost  (Direct and Indirect) of stroke in the US is an estimated $65.5 billion. Of this $21.8 billion is attributed to indirect cost associated with lost productivity and time away from work. It is estimated that nearly $13 billion or 20% of all stroke cost are related to expenses associated with...

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Returning to work after a Stroke: The role of the Functional Capacity Evaluation.

April 4, 2018

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