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Guides to the evaluation of permanent impairment.

Author: American Medical Association.
Publisher: Chicago : American Medical Association, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th ed
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The AMA established a guide for the rating of physical impairment of the various organ systems which provides clinically sound and reproducible criteria for rating permanent impairment. Contents include- impairment evaluation; records and reports; the musculoskeletal system; the nervous system; the respiratory system; the cardiovascular system; the hematopoietic system; the visual system; ear, nose, throat, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Guides to the evaluation of permanent impairment.
Chicago : American Medical Association, 1993
(OCoLC)624183162
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: American Medical Association.
ISBN: 0899705537 9780899705538
OCLC Number: 30702308
Description: xvii, 339 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Impairment evaluation --
Impairment, disability, handicap --
Structure and use of the Guides --
Are the Guides criteria objective and authoritative? --
Is the Guides widely used? --
Impairment and workers' compensation --
Railroad and maritime workers' compensation --
Usefulness of the Guides for claims and litigation --
Employability: management and administrative considerations --
Records and reports --
Medical assessment of impairment --
Rules for evaluation --
General comments on evaluation --
Preparing reports --
Musculoskeletal system --
Hand and upper extremity --
Lower extremity --
Spine --
Nervous system --
Central nervous system: cerebrum or forebrain --
Brain stem --
Spinal cord --
Muscular and peripheral nervous systems --
Pain --
Respiratory system --
Assessing the respiratory system --
Physiologic tests of pulmonary function: techniques, use and interpretation --
Criteria for evaluating permanent impairment --
Examples of permanent respiratory impairment --
Cardiovascular system --
Valvular heart disease --
Coronary heart disease --
Congenital heart disease. (cont) Hypertensive cardiovascular disease --
Cardiomyopathies --
Pericardial heart disease --
Arrhythmias --
Vascular diseases affecting the extremities --
Hematopoietic system --
Permanent impairment related to anemia --
Permanent impairment related to polycythemia --
Permanent impairment related to white blood cell diseases or abnormalities --
Spleen and splenectomy --
Criteria for evaluating permanent impairment of the white blood cell systems --
Hemorrhagic disorders and platelets --
Inherited thrombotic disorders --
Visual system --
Central visual acuity --
Visual fields --
Abnormal ocular motility and binocular diplopia --
Steps in determining impairment of the visual system and of the whole person --
Other conditions --
Ear, nose, throat and related structures --
Digestive system --
Desirable weight --
Esophagus --
Stomach and duodenum --
Small intestine --
Colon, rectum and anus --
Enterocutaneous fistulas --
Liver and biliary tract --
Pancreas --
Hernias of the abdominal wall --
Urinary and reproductive systems --
Upper urinary tract --
Urinary diversion --
Bladder --
Urethra. (cont) Male reproductive organs --
Female reproductive organs --
Endocrine system --
Hypothalamic-pituitary axis --
Thyroid --
Parathyroids --
Adrenal cortex --
Adrenal medulla --
Pancreas (Islets of Langerhans) --
Gonads --
Mammary glands --
Metabolic bone disease --
Skin --
Structure and functions --
Methods of evaluating impairment --
Pruritus --
Disfigurement --
Scars and skin grafts --
Patch testing: performance, interpretation and relevance --
Criteria for evaluating permanent impairment of the skin --
Mental and behavioral disorders --
Diagnosis of impairment --
Evidence of mental impairment --
Assessing impairment severity --
Additional considerations --
Special impairment categories --
Format of the report --
Method of evaluating psychiatric impairment --
Pain --
Basic assumptions --
Definitions --
Pain, impairment and disability --
Classification and models --
Dynamic interrelationships of models --
Clinical assessment --
Treatment --
Estimating impairment --
Headache.

Abstract:

The AMA established a guide for the rating of physical impairment of the various organ systems which provides clinically sound and reproducible criteria for rating permanent impairment. Contents include- impairment evaluation; records and reports; the musculoskeletal system; the nervous system; the respiratory system; the cardiovascular system; the hematopoietic system; the visual system; ear, nose, throat, and related structures; the digestive system; the urinary and reproductive systems; the endocrine system; the skin; mental and behavioral disorders; pain.

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