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RSI - April 10, 2017 5:43:19 PM   


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I'm currently running a small department in an isolated community. The hospital reaches a population of around 1800 people.
The workcover insurance agency has had a history of control and influence I've not come across on the mainland in Oz before. Unfortunately it is a toxic influence. Once the diagnosis of "RSI"is given as a provisional one in the process of referring to me for treatment, the insurance agent goes into a set pattern of obstruction and refusal that probably stems from periods before my tenure.
I don't use the descriptor "RSI", as it is an old and outdated name for a concept now better understood to be spinal in nature , rather than an upper limb problem,and eminently reversible.
My task is to educate the doctors here to avoid that term, so as not to trigger the negative responses by insurance agency and smooth the path to a quick recovery and return to work.
Any one else come across similar issues with "RSI" remaining in the nomenclature ?


Geoff Fisher
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