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AMA Guides to Evaluation of Disease and Injury Causation, 2nd Edition

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J. Mark Melhorn MD, James B. Talmage MD, William E. Ackerman III MD, and Mark H. Hyman MD
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Significantly expanded, the second edition of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Disease and Injury Causation is a comprehensive guide to the understanding of causation. It provides the basis for the thought processes that factor into disease and injury causation analysis and clarifies some of the differences between medical and legal requirements with respect to probability and decision-making. Recommended reading for anyone involved with handling disability evaluations and injury cases. Ideal for physicians, nurse case managers, health care providers, state workers' compensation, and legislative bodies.

New to the second edition:
Chapters have been added to address causation perspectives by specialty, international causation, issues for public safety personnel as well as the effects of whole body vibration on the spine.

Table of Contents
    1. Introduction
    2. Understanding Work-Relatedness
    3. Causal Associations and Determination of Work-Relatedness
    4. Methodology
    5. Apportionment
    6. The Causality Examination
    7. Report Writing
    8. Spine
    9. Upper Limb
    10. Lower Limb
    11. Musculoskeletal Disorders: Conditions of Uncertain Pathophysiology - Acute and Chronic Pain
    12. Causation of Common Cardiovascular Problems
    13. Causation in Common Pulmonary Problems
    14. Neurological Disorders
    15. Rheumatologic Diseases
    16. Mental Illness
    17. Genitourinary
    18. Gastrointestinal
    19. Ear, Eye, Nose and Throat
    20. Selected Topics: Gender, Leukemia Related to Radiation, and Occupational Skin Lesions (Sun Exposures)
    21. Chemical Exposure Claims: A Framework for Causation Analysis
    22. Putting It All Together: Causation Analysis as Illustrated by Examples
    23. Example of Causation Methodology
    24. Causation: The Attorney's Perspective
    25. Causation: A Judge's Perspective
    26. Causation: The Employer's Perspective
    27. Causation: The Insurer's (Payer's) Perspective
    28. Causation: The Workers' Compensation Commission Perspective
    29. Causation: The Occupational Physician's Perspective
    30. Causation: The International Perspective
    31. Causation Issues for Public Safety Personnel
    32. Effects of Whole-Body Vibration on the Spine
    33. Evaluating Causation of Favoring the Opposite Limb
Publication Date 2013
Format Softcover, 792 pages
Product Code 50021