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AMA Guides to Work Ability and Return to Work

AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Work Ability & Return to Work helps professionals with the evaluation and management of key issues. E-Book >

Edition/Year: second
Publisher: American Medical Association
ISBN#: 978-1-60359-757-9
Item#: EB324005
Authors: James B. Talmage, MD, J. Mark Melhorn, MD, Mark H. Hyman, MD

AMA Guides® to the Evaluation of Work Ability and Return to Work, second edition: e-Book (Non-printable)

List Price: 79.95
AMA Member: 59.95


AMA Guides® to the Evaluation of Work Ability and Return to Work, second edition, helps professionals confidently handle the key concerns of risk, capacity and tolerance related to return to work and work ability issues. It includes the latest medical literature reviewed by experts and step-by-step guidance to help negotiate return to work cases.

Select AMA Guides® to the Evaluation of Work Ability and Return to Work, second edition: Softbound 79.95 59.95

Professionals rely on this publication to guide them through the assessment and management of work ability and work cases for numerous diagnoses and body systems. As evaluating work abilities can have implications for social security and disability, AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Work Ability and Return to Work is the ideal reference for:

  • Physicians, primarily orthopedists, neurosurgeons and primary care physicians
  • Nurse case managers
  • Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants who function as primary care providers
  • Lawyers involved in claims handling
  • Disability insurers
  • Workers' compensation administrators
  • Human resource managers

The second edition features new chapters, updated approaches and references from more than 20 new contributors.

New Information to Help With Work Ability Assessments

New chapters include Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Obstetric and Hematology-Oncology. There is now a chapter addressing international perspectives on return to work. Separate cardiac and pulmonary chapters replace a single cardiopulmonary chapter. Other highlights include:

  • Chapters organized by body system, making it easy to use as a reference text for a particular system or diagnosis
  • Implications of unemployment, medication, work aspects and driving
  • Current science on functional capacity evaluations
  • Forms that can be used to communicate return to work guidelines
  • Disclaimers to use when writing return to work guidelines
  • Tips on negotiating with patients
  • Tables that contain recommended disability durations by diagnosis

Read a physician review published in the AMA Guides Newsletter

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