Transition to the AMA Guides Sixth: Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment / Edition 6

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Ease your transition from the Guides Fifth to the Guides Sixth by first knowing, understanding, and assessing the overview, conceptual, and key changes between editions. Ideal not only for physicians, but attorneys, insurers, policy makers, legislators and executive branch government officials, as well as administrative personnel in government-mandated public or private reimbursement systems. Allow medical and legal professionals to help you assess the changes and controversies with the Guides Sixth.

Transition to the AMA Guides Sixth equips you with the necessary tools to quickly adopt and understand the changes associated with the Guides Sixth. Highlights include:

  • Quick reference tables that compare and contrast changes between the Guides Fifth and the Guides Sixth
  • Key points and changes of each chapter
  • Practice pointers and tips-medical and legal advice that highlight and promote deeper understanding of the new and existing impairment assessment methods and its impairment ratings
  • A state-by-state summary of workers' compensation statutes
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: J. Thomas Pierce, MBBS PhD(Navy Environmental Health Center)
Description: This is the conduit to the practical use of Guides Sixth: Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 6th edition. With either publication, it is fair to say that quite a bit is new, the cornerstone of which is the adoption of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, originated by parties to the World Health Organization. Both publications adopt the terminology and conceptual framework of disablement.
Purpose: The authors succeed in assisting readers in their understanding of Guides Sixth. For advanced learners, the book makes evaluators comfortable with the scoring system and enables them to understand the plus-minus factor of judgment and reasoning that may enter the process.
Audience: The authors' primary audience is physician evaluators, but it will likely include other authorities such as insurers and attorneys. The authors go to great lengths to compare this edition with previous ones. Because it includes specific examples, Transition can be used for peer review, determining whether one gets the "right" answer.
Features: The book mirrors Guides Sixth in its format of three chapters explaining general approaches followed by 14 organ-based chapters. The appendix analyzes the U.S. Workers' Compensation System.
Assessment: This book enables readers to coordinate conceptual underpinnings with the actual calculations and ratings. Because of the relationship between the two books, an outside comparison isn't appropriate.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603591102
  • Publisher: American Medical Association
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 429
  • Sales rank: 1,250,552
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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