Research and analysis
Work Capability Assessment: evidence based review
Evidence based review examining the performance of the Work Capability Assessment and an alternative assessment for ESA claims.
The evidence based review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) is a study to examine the performance of the assessment criteria for Employment and Support Allowance and alternative criteria developed by specialist disability representative groups. The study arose from a recommendation in Professor Harrington’s second independent review of the WCA. It looks at the validity and reliability of the assessment criteria.
Published: 12 December 2013
Updated: 17 July 2014
- Replaced PDF. A transposition of figures in Table 5.3 was found. This table has been revised in chapter 5 on the correspondence between expert panel opinion and assessment outcomes. Text that describes Negative and Positive predictive values in this chapter has also been amended.
- First published.