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Table 4 Factors related to the physician and the employer by economic activity status

From: Factors related to the physician and the employer influencing successful return to work in Korea: results from the first panel study of workers’ compensation insurance (PSWCI)

  Return to work group Non- return to work group p-value
  N = 1412 (% = 70.6) N = 588 (% = 29.4)
The physician-related factors
 Detailed explanation of medical care    0.0821
  Yes 1344 (95.2) 548 (93.2)  
  No 68 (4.8) 40 (6.8)  
 Regular assessment of recovery    0.0003
  Yes 1258 (89.1) 488 (83.0)  
  No 154 (10.9) 100 (17.0)  
 Appropriateness of the treatment duration    < 0.0001
  Yes 836 (59.2) 256 (43.5)  
  No 576 (40.8) 332 (56.5)  
 Counseling about returning to work    < 0.0001
  Yes 143 (10.1) 27 (4.6)  
  No 1269 (89.9) 561 (95.4)  
 Work ability assessment and referral for vocational return    0.0481
  Yes 375 (26.6) 131 (22.3)  
  No 1037 (73.4) 457 (77.7)  
 Satisfaction level with the physician    0.0480
  Low 12 (0.8) 3 (0.5)  
  Moderate 67 (4.8) 41 (7.0)  
  High 1333 (94.4) 544 (92.5)  
The employer-related factors
 Maintenance of relation    < 0.0001
  Yes 968 (68.6) 273 (46.4)  
  No 444 (31.4) 315 (53.6)  
 Provided convenience during recovery    0.0016
  Yes 411 (70.9) 131 (22.3)  
  No 1001 (29.1) 457 (77.7)  
 Satisfaction level with employer    < 0.0001
  Low 365 (25.8) 259 (44.1)  
  Moderate 710 (50.3) 272 (46.3)  
  High 337 (23.9) 57 (9.7)