This second edition publication is an essential resource for health care professionals who need to make informed, evidence-based decisions that determine causation for injury and work-related conditions.
The American Medical Association (AMA) is the physicians' powerful ally
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This second edition publication is an essential resource for health care professionals who need to make informed, evidence-based decisions that determine causation for injury and work-related conditions. Users are able to strengthen their opinion by linking clinical findings to a specific cause and whether related to the workplace, genetic makeup, a unique event or a combination of factors.
Professionals can provide an informed opinion on workers' compensation or disability cases based on a careful review of an individual's clinical findings when linking (or not linking) the condition in question to medical evidence.
Features and benefits
- Four new chapters: Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Obstetric and Hematology-Oncology
- Updated approaches and references from more than 20 new contributors Implications of unemployment, medication, work aspects and driving
- Forms that can be used to communicate return to work guidelines
- Disclaimers to use when writing return to work guidelines
- Tips on negotiating with patients
- Current science on functional capacity evaluations
- Chapters organized by body system, making it easy to use as a reference text for a particular system or diagnosis
- Tables contain recommended disability durations by diagnosis
- The Cardiopulmonary chapter has been divided into separate cardiac and pulmonary chapters
- Tackles the issues of occupational and non-occupational, evidence-based causation
- Case examples that serve as powerful learning tools to physicians and other health care professionals who provide input to medical determinations
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