The AMA Guides (R) to the Evaluation of Disease and Injury Causation, second edition, helps form, strengthen and support assessments of causation and correlation. Case examples are included as powerful learning tools to assist health care providers in making informed, evidence-based medical determinations involving disease and injury.
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.
Determine Individual Causation for Work-Related and Non-Work-Related Conditions.
Edited by J. Mark Melhorn, MD, James B. Talmage, MD, William Ackerman III, MD, and Mark H. Hyman, MD, with 13 nationally recognized contributing experts, the second edition of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Disease and Injury Causation is the ideal reference material for:
Nurse case managers
Health care providers
State workers' compensation
Easy-to-use format, content is organized by body system:
Read a chapter cover-to-cover for comprehensive education or look up data on a single current case
Search by diagnosis to find all causation-related data
Scientifically determine causation with help from evidence tables listing relative risk and/or hazard ratios
Completely revised with new chapters on:
Causation perspectives by specialty
Issues for public safety personnel
Whole body vibration on the spine