Co-morbidity in workers' comp claims is on the rise, study finds

11/16/2012 | Business Insurance (tiered subscription model)

Workers' compensation claims involving co-morbidity reached 6.6% in 2009, up from 2.4% in 2000, and such claims are spurring an increase in medical costs, according to a study by NCCI Holdings. Claims involving alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse saw a fourfold increase from 2000 to 2009, the study found.

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