The physician's role in workers' compensation

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This article reviews the medical literature and describes the author's personal experience with the physician's role in workers' compensation. Work disability costs approach $ 150 billion in the United States. Legal aspects of workers' compensation and the Americans with Disabilities Act are reviewed. The physician specializing in industrial medicine and occupational rehabilitation can be involved in any or all of several components of care: prevention, new employee screens, urgent care, rehabilitation of chronically disabled employees and determination of work-relatedness and disability. Each of these components is discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-88
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Volume10
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Workers' Compensation
Physician's Role
Rehabilitation
Occupational Medicine
Jurisprudence
Ambulatory Care
Physicians
Costs and Cost Analysis

Keywords

  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Cumulative trauma disorder
  • Low back pain
  • Workers' compensation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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The physician's role in workers' compensation. / Mayer, Roberts S.

In: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Vol. 10, No. 2, 1998, p. 81-88.

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