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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 (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...
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Guides Newsletter (2019) 24 (3): 3–9.
Published: 01 May 2019
... . 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 low back pain claims (1988-96). J Occup...
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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 (2007) 12 (3): 1–3, 8-15.
Published: 01 May 2007
... symptoms). Treatment generally should be simple and consists primarily of reassurance and home exercise. Disability, both occupational and avocational, should be avoided or minimized. As with other impairment evaluations, the clinical assessment (history, physical examination, and review of diagnostic...
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Guides Newsletter (2018) 23 (2): 3–8.
Published: 01 March 2018
... rehabilitation benefits in more than 72,000 cases annually for maritime workers and various other special classes of private industry employees disabled or killed by employment injuries or occupational diseases. These benefits are paid directly by authorized self-insured employers, authorized insurance carriers...
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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 (2012) 17 (5): 1–7.
Published: 01 September 2012
... causation and requires that all three of the following criteria must be met: 1) the patient has an illness compatible with a disease-producing agent or an injury; 2) the worker's exposure in the occupational environment potentially caused the disease or is a plausible mechanism of injury of sufficient...
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Guides Newsletter (1998) 3 (5): 8–10.
Published: 01 September 1998
..., system, or function; disability is a decrease in or the loss or absence of the capacity to meet personal, social, or occupational demands or to meet statutory or regulatory requirements because of an impairment. The disparity between impairment and disability can be encountered in diverse clinical...
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Guides Newsletter (2007) 12 (3): 4–7.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Charles N. Brooks, MD; Christopher R. Brigham, MD Multiple factors determine the likelihood, type, and severity of bodily injury following a motor vehicle collision and, in turn, influence the need for treatment, extent of disability, and likelihood of permanent impairment. Among the most important...
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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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Motion Proposed by the Work Fitness and <b>Disability</b> 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 (2011) 16 (5): 5.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of disability. Adding the use of the AMA Guides should increase the reliability of these awards. Impairment rating is only one factor that will be considered in determining the level of PPD, and other factors include the injured employee's occupation; age at the time of injury; the employee's future earning...
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Guides Newsletter (2007) 12 (6): 1–4, 8.
Published: 01 November 2007
... Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment ( AMA Guides ) notes the use of DSM-IV-TR in rating an individual's global functional capacity, which, like disability, is related directly to the effects of impairments. The AMA Guides, Fourth and Fifth Editions, do not provide numeric psychiatric...
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Guides Newsletter (1997) 2 (6): 6–7.
Published: 01 November 1997
... medical office and hospital records; available past medical records; results of tests or diagnostic procedures; results of permanent occupational or environmental surveys; medical information showing that an alleged factor could have caused or contributed to the effect; and occupational documentation...
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Guides Newsletter (1997) 2 (1): 4–8.
Published: 01 January 1997
...James B. Talmage, MD Evaluating physicians should understand how their impairment evaluations are used, and to these ends Section 1.5 of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment ( AMA Guides ), Fourth Edition, discusses impairment and workers’ compensation. Permanent disability...
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Guides Newsletter (2017) 22 (3): 6–13, 16.
Published: 01 May 2017
... ). Secondary gains and losses in the medicolegal setting . In I. Z. Schultz & R. J. Gatchel (Eds.), Handbook of Complex Occupational Disability Claims (pp. 421 – 443 ). New York, NY : Springer-Verlag . Druss , B.G. , Hwang , I. , Petukhova , M. , Sampson , N.A...
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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 (2004) 9 (4): 1–11.
Published: 01 July 2004
... of various medically probable occupational or nonoccupational factors contributed to a particular impairment. The unique legal standards of compensability and apportionment vary by locality, and the apportionment of disability involves assessing the functional effects of different injuries over time...
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Guides Newsletter (2003) 8 (3): 1–4.
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) ...