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

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
  34. Index
Publication Date 2013
Format Softcover, 792 pages
Product Code 50021
Price: $99.95