- Paperback: 792 pages
- Publisher: Amer Medical Assn; 2 edition (July 26, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1603598685
- ISBN-13: 978-1603598682
- Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 7.5 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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Although the volume is focused primarily on occupational exposure and injury, the same conclusions can be reached when substituting “personal injury” with “occupational injury”. The “Guides” introduction states, “It is incumbent on clinicians to give an opinion based on a careful review of three critical pieces of information:
1. Individual clinical findings
2. Individual workplace exposures
3. The literature linking (or not linking) the exposure of concern and the conditions in question”.
In the first three chapters, definitions of cost, fraud, risk, aggravation, exacerbation, recurrence, impairment evaluation, and apportionment are discussed. Concepts such as cause in fact, proximate cause, epistemology, specificity, sensitivity, positive predictive value and other research and statistical terms are quickly but efficiently reviewed with illustrative examples. These are all important in reaching conclusions needed to establish causation.Read more ›
STEP 1. DEFINITIVELY ESTABLISH A DIAGNOSIS
This involves making a definitive diagnosis, have the diagnosis of an explanatory nature, objective findings, scientifically validated diagnosis. They say that none of these criteria can be satisfied with DSM-IV-TR. They say that definitive diagnosis can not be made because 1. It can not be definitively determined if someone is mentally ill. 2. The diagnoses are not well defined one from the other. These arguments are silly. 1. If someone has symptoms, abnormal mental state examination, deterioration in functioning and collateral history, then I would be happy that they have a mental illness. The level of proof required is balance of probabilities, not definitive proof. 2. It does not matter that one diagnosis shares features with another. If you can explain to me the difference between recurrent myoclonic jerks and mild simple clonic seizures without secondary generalisation, then you are doing better than me. Can you always say which people have constrictive lung disease and which ones have restrictive disease. Or glucose intolerance vs diabetes? Nope. You can't.
They say that a diagnosis must be of an explanatory nature, and that in medicine, they are. Well, wrong. First, PTSD does have causation as part of the diagnosis, and idiopathic hypertension does not. Likewise, premature labour does not have causation as part of the diagnosis - it just is. They of mental illness, "None of them are real illness". Good. If you have schizophrenia, you are cured!
They say that there are no objective features of diagnosis of mental illness. This is silly.Read more ›
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A very useful publication which contains detailed information concerning the often difficult area of work relatedness.Published 12 months ago by Garth Eaton