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Guides Newsletter (2023) 28 (5): 1–40.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Christopher R. Brigham, MD, MMS; Waqas A. Buttar, MBBS, MHA; Mark Bucksbaum, MD; James B. Talmage, MD Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming healthcare and holds immense potential for the medicolegal field. It also presents significant challenges for these systems and their participants...
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Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (6): 16–17.
Published: 01 November 2019
... © 2019 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2019 American Medical Association Author: Mohammed I. Ranavaya, MD, JD, MS Published by the American Medical Association, 2019 Reviewed by Christopher R. Brigham, MD, MMS Physician's Guide to Medicolegal...
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Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (1): 3–8.
Published: 01 January 2018
... that—by virtue of the authority vested in them and the weight given to their opinions by claims personnel, attorneys, judges, and others—errors and injustices may occur if they do not understand or correctly use medicolegal terms. © 2018 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2018 American...
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Guides Newsletter (2005) 10 (5): 7–7, 11.
Published: 01 September 2005
... professional to evaluate impairment, but in cases that involve pain, disability, and medicolegal (forensic) issues, a truly independent medical examiner typically is most appropriate. All specialties share the same elevated risk of iatrogenesis when treating and evaluating/forensic roles are mixed because...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (2): 9.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... Impartiality, objectivity, and an understanding of medicolegal issues are required of the evaluator. IME reports are not confidential and likely will be read by many stakeholders in a claim. Accordingly, nonmedical personnel should find it easy to read and understand the IME. © 2020 American Medical...
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Guides Newsletter (2022) 27 (4): 18–59.
Published: 01 July 2022
...Charl Els, MBChB, FCPsych(SA), MMedPsych; Barry Gelinas, MD, DC; Rose M. Carter, QC; Les Kertay, PhD Independent medical examinations (IMEs) are elective evaluations of clinical conditions and differ from a clinical consultation in several important ways. They are conducted in many medicolegal...
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Guides Newsletter (2017) 22 (5): 3–18.
Published: 01 September 2017
... knowledge, skills, and experience in both clinical medicine and the assessment of medicolegal issues. © 2017 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2017 American Medical Association An independent medical evaluation (IME) is “a usually one-time evaluation performed by an independent...
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Guides Newsletter (2009) 14 (6): 1–9.
Published: 01 November 2009
... ), the AMA Guides Newsletter, and other publications in this suite. But because of the surge of CRPS-related medicolegal claims and the mission of the AMA Guides to assist those who adjudicate such claims, a discussion of CRPS is warranted, especially because of what some believe to be confusing...
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Guides Newsletter (2009) 14 (4): 7–12.
Published: 01 July 2009
... is a mythical medicolegal concept, not a clinical or pathologic reality. © 2009 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2009 American Medical Association Attributing degenerative disc disease (DDD) to “cumulative trauma” at work is a myth that is not supported by current scientific...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (1): 9–17.
Published: 01 January 2021
... and Disability . This article focuses on the critical elements of a highly complex ophthalmic medicolegal evaluation. The resulting report should include detailed vocational, general medical and ophthalmic histories, plus the ocular anatomic examination, in addition to ancillary testing including manual...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (6): 3–6.
Published: 01 November 2020
... disability trust fund). The California system's fund is called the subsequent injuries benefits trust fund (SIBTF). 2 This article describes the different desired and needed qualifications and requirements that a physician should have to perform medicolegal evaluations for SIBTF. To that end...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (1): 18.
Published: 01 January 2021
... evaluation is often required. A Goldmann visual field test of each eye is required, insofar as the results are integral to the determination of a verifiable visual system impairment rating, as determined by the best-corrected visual acuity and visual field scoring. In the context of a medicolegal report...
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Guides Newsletter (2023) 28 (5): 68–91.
Published: 01 September 2023
.... All Rights Reserved. 2023 American Medical Association Artificial Intelligence ChatGPT Deep Learning Ethical Considerations Generative Language Model Language Model Large Language Models Machine Learning Medical Research Medicolegal Natural Language Processing Artificial...
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Guides Newsletter (2008) 13 (6): 1–7.
Published: 01 November 2008
...). The chapter states that most mental illnesses were judged to be ineligible for impairment evaluation “Because the Guides is generally used in medicolegal settings (eg, Worker's Compensation)” (6th ed, 349). The chapter specifies several mental illnesses as being eligible for impairment evaluation despite...
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Guides Newsletter (2023) 28 (6): 20–45.
Published: 01 November 2023
... Medical Evaluation Interpersonal Communication Medical Interview Patient Medical History Past, Social, and Family History An accurate and complete history is essential to assess clinical, impairment, and medicolegal issues. Effective medical interviewing is an essential and challenging...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (3): 8–13.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., some patients, perhaps having been led to believe by a healthcare professional or from a website that their chronic pain may be due to CRPS, research and then report and demonstrate the symptoms and signs. In the context of a medicolegal claim, subjective complaints and findings may be motivated...
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Guides Newsletter (2001) 6 (3): 6–9.
Published: 01 May 2001
...-mail us at question@impairment.com . You may also connect to these sites via www.impairment.com/links.htm . MEDICOLEGAL Expert American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants Nonprofit organization of legal nurse consultants www.aalnc.org American Board of Chiropractic Consultants...
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Guides Newsletter (2023) 28 (4): 29–39.
Published: 01 July 2023
... that a specified type of pre-accident nonmalignant meningioma can be transformed by head trauma into a specified type of malignant meningioma. Publications referenced must be relevant and of high quality. Readers of medicolegal reports are typically not physicians and may be unaware of misleading references...
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Guides Newsletter (2004) 9 (5): 6–12.
Published: 01 September 2004
... physicians and possibly laypersons, including adjusters, attorneys, hearing officers, and judges who may have varying degrees of knowledge about neurophysiology and clinical neurology). Since medicolegal decisions are often based on EDX results, the findings must be valid and reliable. The physician examiner...
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Guides Newsletter (2003) 8 (5): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2003
... magnification, and up to (6) frank malingering. Especially in medicolegal evaluations, assessment of response bias is critical to ensure accurate determination of diagnosis; symptom severity and source; and appropriate treatment and compensation decisions as well as prevention of iatrogenic complications...