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AMA 6th Edition Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment
AMA 6th Edition Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment
Publisher: AMA MedeTrac Price
ISBN: 978-1-57947-888-9 $174.60
Item: OP025407
Format: Hardcover
Availability: In Stock
Retail Price: $194.00
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Widely accepted as the most reliable medical reference on impairment evaluation since its inception in 1971, the Guides is highly valued by physicians who use its authoritative chapters to determine how to assess for impairment. The new edition of the Guides continues to build from this legacy by focusing on physician interrater reliability through an updated consensus approach that considers the latest evidence and patient function. The result is a new standard that seeks to evaluate impairment using a series of uniform grids for each chapter.

Covering every body system, Guides Sixth Edition provides a standardized approach to determine impairment assessment using patient history, physical examination and clinical tests. Uniformity and ease of use is stressed to provide a consistent rating for conditions in each of the body systems using evidence based methodologies and, when lacking, a consensus approach.

The Guides was developed with open deliberations from participating national medical specialty societies and state medical associations. An oversight advisory panel was established to broaden fuller participation of stakeholders. An Editorial Panel was created to review past editions and make recommendations and oversee the development of the Sixth Edition. An expansive stakeholder review was implemented to ensure consensus based content and expert medical review.

What is the AMA Guides?

  • Standardized physician reference on permanent impairments
  • Objective and comprehensive-multiple organ systems
  • Braodly applicable-WC, personal injury and disability claims
  • 40/51 W. C. jurisdictions mandate or recommend use
  • Widely recognized in the United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa, and the European Union

Who Needs the Guides?

  • Physicians,  Chiropractors,
  • Occupational therapists,
  • Nurses, Physical therapists,
  • Attorneys, Case managers,
  • Claims adjusters, Iinsurers