Work injury management model and implication in Hong Kong: A literature review

C. S M Chong, Shu Kei Cheng

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The objective of this review is to explore the work injury management models in literatures and the essential components in different models. The resulting information could be used to develop an integrated holistic model that could be applied in the work injury management system in Hong Kong. A keyword search of MEDLINE and CINAHL databases was conducted. A total of 68 studies related to the management of an injury were found within the above mentioned electronic database. Together with the citation tracking, there were 13 studies left for selection after the exclusion screening. Only 7 out of those 13 studies met the inclusion criteria for review. It is noticeable that the most important component in the injury management model in the reviewed literatures is early intervention. Because of limitations in Employees' Compensation Ordinance in Hong Kong, there is an impetus to have a model and practice guideline for work injury management in Hong Kong to ensure the quality of injury management services. At the end of this paper, the authors propose a work injury management model based on the employees' compensation system in Hong Kong. This model can be used as a reference for those countries adopting similar legislation as in Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-229
Number of pages9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2010


  • Case management model
  • Return-to-work
  • Work injury management model
  • Work-related injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Rehabilitation


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