The AMA Guides® 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
- Legislative agencies
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
- International causation
- Issues for public safety personnel
- Whole body vibration on the spine
"Personally, I wish this text would have been published 30 years ago in that it provides the reader with a very concise educational, scientific approach to causation which is not found in any other publication that I am aware of. I give it five stars."
William E. Blair, Jr, MD
Medical Director of Occupational Orthopaedics
Past President, American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners