AMA Guides® to the Evaluation of Disease and Injury Causation, Second Edition

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This second edition publication is an essential resource for health care professionals who need to make informed, evidence-based decisions that determine causation for injury and work-related conditions. Users are able to strengthen their opinion by linking clinical findings to a specific cause—whether related to the workplace, genetic makeup, a unique event or a combination of factors. Professionals can provide an informed opinion on workers’ compensation or disability cases based on a careful review of an individual’s clinical findings when linking (or not linking) the condition in question to medical evidence.

Features and Benefits

  • Four 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
  • Chapters organized by body system, making it easy to use as a reference text for a particular system or diagnosis
  • Tables contain recommended disability durations by diagnosis
  • The Cardiopulmonary chapter has been divided into separate cardiac and pulmonary chapters
  • Tackles the issues of occupational and non-occupational, evidence-based causation
  • Case examples that serve as powerful learning tools to physicians and other health care professionals who provide input to medical determinations 

Publication Date:                   July 2013
Size and Binding:                  Softbound, 7" × 10"
Page Count:                          500 pages