AMA Guides® to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Fifth Edition

AMA Guides® to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Fifth Edition

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From its inception in 1971, the AMA Guides quickly became the acknowledged authority in its field.  The new edition of Guides carries on this legacy, giving practitioners and non-medical professionals an updated standard in quality evaluations.  It is the approved uniform way to evaluate, measure and report impairment.
This edition incorporates the latest diagnostic criteria, using the most current scientific evidence from each specialty and a clinical consensus. It was developed by experts representing the major medical specialties. It covers all body systems and contains significant improvements in major chapters including cardiology, respiratory, musculoskeletal and skin.  New conditions covered include HIV and latex allergy.  In addition, this edition offers user-friendly formatting with consistency among chapters, and improved references and bibliography.  Guides is legally mandated or recommended for use in 40 states, and is also used in Australia and Canada.

Features and Benefits
  • Enhanced coverage of chronic pain assessment
  • Information on common conditions and diseases, including HIV and latex allergy
  • Treatment and assessment considerations involving cardiology, dermatology, ocular, respiratory and musculoskeletal systems
  • Standardized formatting across topics

Target Market
Physicians, chiropractors, occupational therapists, nurses, physical therapists, attorneys, case managers, claims adjusters and insurers

Publication Date:                   November 2000
Size and Binding:                  Hardcover, 8½" x 11", 613 pages