American Medical Association, 2011

Reviewed by David A. Fetter, MD, FAAOS, FAADEP, CEDIR

Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Fellow American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians

Certification in Impairment and Disability Rating - American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physician

The second edition of “Return to Work,” in one word, is a masterpiece. The authors are to be congratulated for their scientific approach to a topic that at times has nonscientific contributing factors to consider.

The preface to the second edition acknowledges the increasing importance of evidence-based medicine concepts to support physician opinion reports. Today's health care medical provider is asked on an increasingly frequent basis to issue a report, including an opinion for work return, by insurance adjustors, attorneys, and other third parties, sometimes with little knowledge of complex medical issues....

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