Medicalization elevates non-medical issues to the status of medical problems, leading people to believe their medical state is worse than it is.
They get caught in a treatment trap, which all-too-often ends a permanent disability that keeps them off work for good.
Experience lower quality of life through a perceived disability
Miss out on income they would otherwise earn
Become dependent on the medical system
Suffer needlessly with conditions never objectively proven
Can lose valuable, experienced workers
Must deal with the uncertainty of missed return to work dates and nebulous explanations
May find legal costs escalating as a matter potentially moves through the courts
May find operational costs escalating as they struggle to compensate for the absence
Through our eBook, learn about what medicalization is, some examples of things to watch out for, and the help you need to actually start dealing with the issue — saving the company money and helping the employee escape a dangerous system.