Date Presented 4/8/2016

This research measured work status pre- and postsurgically in 10,820 patients. Employed persons had higher quality of life and work ability than nonemployed persons at baseline and 1 mo postsurgery. Interventions are needed to address work in the ever-growing surgical population.

Primary Author and Speaker: Vicki Kaskutas

Contributing Authors: Michael Avidan, Arbi Ben Abdullah, Kirstie Hamer, Maggie Marohl, Thomas Wilson

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