The aim of this review was to provide an evidence base for policy development on vocational rehabilitation, which is defined as, ‘whatever helps someone with a health problem to stay at, return to and remain at work’.
It focused on:
- adults of working age
- the common health problems that account for two-thirds of long-term sickness
- work outcomes
The review found a strong scientific evidence base for many aspects of vocational rehabilitation - and a good business case for it.
General and condition-specific findings are reported, and the review offers practical suggestions for the differing types of people affected by health problems.