Over the past few years, the ISCRR Evidence Review Hub team has produced a range of quality evidence reviews, many of which have had a significant, demonstrated impact on the policy of the TAC and WorkSafe. 

While many of these reviews fall within the ISCRR Clinical Effectiveness and Horizon Scanning programs, others relate more broadly to policy and practice issues of interest to the TAC and WorkSafe.  

These reviews incorporate a diverse range of policy and related issues within the field of safety, compensation and recovery – from return to work interventions, to quad bike safety, through to the link between dementia and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Where to now? 

The full list of ISCRR evidence reviews can be accessed here by selecting "Evidence Review" from the right hand filter menu.

Some of the influential reviews produced by ISCRR include:

  • A review of quad bike safety devices, which identified serious issues with the research methods used to evaluate the effectiveness of crush protection devices. There was widespread interest in this review and it significantly contributed to informed public debate on this important issue.
  • A review of existing literature surrounding the engagement of "end users" (i.e. disabled people) in disability research. This review concluded that end users are considered experts about their own health issues, and that when they are involved in research they help to improve its relevance.
  • A review of the impact of mediation on workplace relationship conflict and Return to Work (RTW) outcomes, which found that mediation has the potential to effectively resolve psychological injury claims caused by workplace relationship breakdown. The review also identified a lack of information on how mediation impacts on RTW and recommended further research in this area within an Australian setting.

For more information about evidence reviews, please contact the ISCRR Evidence Review Hub on ER.Hub@iscrr.com.au.