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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (4): 3–7.
Published: 01 July 2021
...Fabien Gagnon, MD, PsyD; Les Kertay, PhD Claims of occupational psychiatric disability have increased considerably over the past 20 years. To avoid psychiatric disability overdiagnosis, it is important to improve the clinical assessment of mental health work disability. This article discusses...
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Guides Newsletter (2021) 26 (6): 15–18.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Fabien Gagnon, MD, PsyD; Les Kertay, PhD Given the increase in psychiatric occupational disability claims over the past 20 years, better patient psychiatric assessment and management is critical. To minimize iatrogenic psychiatric disability and maximize positive outcomes, it is important...
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Guides Newsletter (2000) 5 (2): 4–5.
Published: 01 March 2000
... Edition. The parties involved could not reach a settlement, and the case went to trial; the trial court relied on the testimony of the treating surgeon in finding that Ms Kirby's CTS was caused by her work and awarded her a substantial percentage of occupational disability. © 2000 American Medical...
Figure 1.: Motion Proposed by the Work Fitness and <span class="search-highlight">Disability</span> Section of the American ...
Published: 01 May 2003
Figure 1. Motion Proposed by the Work Fitness and Disability Section of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) More
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Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (3): 3–9.
Published: 01 May 2019
... BS , Clancy EA , Volinn E . Length of disability and cost of workers’ compensation low back pain claims. J Occup Environ Med . 1997 ; 39 ( 10 ): 937 – 945 . 2. Hashemi L , Webster BS , Clancy EA . Trends in disability duration and cost of workers’ compensation...
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Guides Newsletter (2022) 27 (2): 3–7.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Fabien Gagnon, MD, PsyD; Les Kertay, PhD Claims of occupational psychiatric disability have significantly increased over the past 20 years. This article is the third in a series on avoiding psychiatric disability overdiagnosis. The first article focused on general disability issues...
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Guides Newsletter (1999) 4 (6): 1–13.
Published: 01 November 1999
... to shoreside maritime employees for occupational disabilities arising while engaged in long-shore work, ship building and repair, and other maritime activity. It is a no-fault system federally administered under the US Department of Labor. The Federal Mine, Safety and Health Act provides coverage...
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Guides Newsletter (1999) 4 (6): 5–6.
Published: 01 November 1999
.../Textbooks/DiagnosisDiskDisease/DiagnosisDiskDisease.html Dictionary of Occupational Titles www.wave.net/upg/immigration/dot_index.html Disability Evaluation Study www.ssa.gov/statistics/des.html Duke Occupational and Environmental Medicine www.Gilligan.mc.duke.edu/oem...
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Guides Newsletter (2017) 22 (3): 6–13, 16.
Published: 01 May 2017
... of Complex Occupational Disability Claims (pp. 421 – 443 ). New York, NY : Springer-Verlag . Druss , B.G. , Hwang , I. , Petukhova , M. , Sampson , N.A. , Wang , P.S. , & Kessler , R.C. ( 2008 ). Impairment in role functioning in mental and chronic medical disorders...
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Guides Newsletter (2017) 22 (3): 3–5.
Published: 01 May 2017
... then suffered a “second” injury. The latter situation requires more extensive treatment and/or a greater disability due to the combined effects of both conditions. Apportionment of causation and impairment may be complex, requiring evaluation of nonoccupational and occupational risk factors and the natural...
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Guides Newsletter (1996) 1 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 September 1996
... to be interchangeable, but the AMA Guides defines impairment as the “loss, loss of use, or derangement of any body part, system or function.” In contrast, disability is “an alteration of an individual's capacity to meet personal, social or occupational demands, or statutory or regulatory requirements, because...
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Guides Newsletter (2015) 20 (3): 6–10.
Published: 01 May 2015
... for Social Security disability benefits. 22 , 23 The DOT has not been in publication since 1991. The Department of Labor replaced DOT with the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) in 1999. However, SSA continues to use DOT physical demand levels because O*NET occupational measures do not conform...
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Guides Newsletter (1997) 2 (5): 5–6.
Published: 01 September 1997
... Physicians http://www.aadep.org/ Meetings http://www.aadep.org/meetings.htm American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine http://www.acoem.org/ Meetings http://www.acoem.org/courses/course3.htm National Association of Disability Evaluating Professionals...
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Guides Newsletter (2020) 25 (6): 3–6.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Labor Code Section 4751. 3 The combined overall threshold must be equal to or greater than 70% PD. 3 The industrial threshold meets one of the following two criteria: The industrial (subsequent injury) disability must be a 35% PD without regard to adjustment for occupation and age...
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Guides Newsletter (2001) 6 (3): 6–9.
Published: 01 May 2001
...Christopher R. Brigham, MD © 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. 2001 American Medical Association The Internet provides numerous resources for individuals involved in impairment and disability assessment. This is the second part of the list of which Part I appeared...
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Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (2): 3–8.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Edition (Glossary, 5th ed, 601). The DLHWC recognizes that impairment does not necessarily equate to disability since an individual could have impairment but not be disabled from work. Statutorily, however, disability means impairment in the case of retiree occupational disease cases and hearing loss...
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Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (4): 3–14.
Published: 01 July 2019
... disability management interventions (eg, the WA State Centers of Occupational Health and Education [COHE] Program). 24 Cost-offset determinations are complex, 25 and we need more research and better definition of a business case for psychological interventions. Our current management options...
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Guides Newsletter (2015) 20 (6): 6–12.
Published: 01 November 2015
... with reduced disability. The basic treatment goals of early and chronic FR rehabilitation programs are functional improvement; improved abilities in performance of activities of daily living (ADL); a return to leisure, sport, and vocational activities; and improved pharmacologic management of pain and related...
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Guides Newsletter (2007) 12 (4): 4–7.
Published: 01 July 2007
.... Because this patient has not experienced any seizures since the first occurrence, according to the AMA Guides he is not experiencing the “episodic neurological impairments” required for disability. Complex cases such as the one presented here highlight the need to use the criteria and estimates...
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Guides Newsletter (2008) 13 (3): 1–13.
Published: 01 May 2008
... and disability. Rehabilitation and social support for people with common health problems should be directed to overcoming biopsychosocial obstacles to recovery and return to work. This has fundamental implications for health care, occupational health, and social policy. Long-term incapacity for work...