Return to work focus of updated book from AMA
Physicians trying to determine whether, when, and how to return injured workers to their places of employment are the focus of an updated publication from the American Medical Association.
The AMA's Guides to the Evaluation of Work Ability and Return to Work has undergone revisions for the second edition.
The publication examines risk, capacity, and tolerance among injured workers and how the three issues can "guide physicians through work ability and work cases for numerous diagnoses and body systems," according to the organization. Included is the latest medical literature reviewed by experts, along with guidance to help physicians negotiate return-to-work cases.
Among its chapters is one on low back pain. Dr. Marjorie Eskay-Auerbach, a specialist in spine, orthopedic surgery, and legal medicine, was the author.
November 21, 2011
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