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AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Work Ability and Return to Work, 2nd Edition

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James B Talmage MD J Mark Melhorn MD and Mark H. Hyman MD

Formerly titled A PHYSICIAN'S GUIDE TO RETURN TO WORK, this easy-to-read publication is designed to help physicians and primary care professionals understand risk, capacity, and tolerance, and to guide the reader through work ability and work cases for numerous diagnoses and body systems. Chapters are organized by body system. Includes the latest medical literature reviewed by experts and step-by-step guidance to help negotiate return to work cases.

Highlights of the second edition include:

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
Tips on negotiating with patients
Current science on functional capability evaluations
Tables containing recommended disability durations by diagnosis
A new chapter featuring international perspectives on return to work
Separation of the old Cardiopulmonary chapter into two chapters, one dedicated to cardiac and the other to pulmonary
Publication Date 2011
Format Softcover, 450 pages
Product Code 50019