• Product Details

    Guides to the Evaluation of Disease and Injury Causation

    • Member:$79.95
    • Non-Member:$94.95
    • Author: American Medical Association
    • Category: Return to Work/Causation
    • ISBN: 978-1-60359-868-2
    • Format: Softbound
    • Language: English
    • Published: 07/01/2013
    • Pages: 792

    Risk, capacity and tolerance. Once understood, these three return to work-related issues can help guide physicians through work ability and work cases for numerous diagnoses and body systems. Structured with these themes in mind, this easy-to-read second edition includes the latest medical literature reviewed by experts and step-by-step guidance to help negotiate return to work cases.

    • 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
    • Tables contain recommended disability durations by diagnosis

    Completely revised with new chapters on:

    • Causation perspectives by specialty
    • International causation
    • Issues for public safety personnel
    • Whole body vibration on the spine

    The AMA Guides® to the Evaluation of Disease and Injury Causation, second edition, helps form, strengthen and support assessments of causation and correlation. Case examples are included as powerful learning tools to assist health care providers in making informed, evidence-based medical determinations involving disease and injury.

    Easy-to-use format, content is organized by body system:

    • Search by diagnosis to find all causation-related data
    • Scientifically determine causation with help from evidence tables listing relative risk and/or hazard ratios