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Strategies in Workers' Compensation

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ISBN-10: 0761827714

ISBN-13: 9780761827719

Edition: N/A

Authors: Richard E. Sall

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List price: $46.99
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication date: 5/12/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Prologue
Introduction
The History of Occupational Medicine
History
Early America
The Industrial Revolution
The Company Doctor
Board Recognition
The Workers' Compensation Environment
Laws
Compensation
Choice of Physician
Independent Medical Examinations
Mental Health Claims
Role of Insurance Companies
Medical Treatment
Quality of Medical Care
Costs
History
Problem Areas
Statistical Data
Fraud
Occupational Medicine
The Injured Worker and the Healthcare Professional
Patients
Background
Other Parties
The Workers' Compensation System
Goals
Modified Duty
Medication
Rehabilitation
Progress
Family Members
Supervisor
Case Manager
Practice Guidelines
Delayed Recovery
Patient Relations
Basic Interview
Return to Work
System
Stress of Injury
Disability
Chronic Pain
Theory
The Injured Worker and other Stakeholders
Statistics
Managed Care
Insurance Investigators
Insurance
Return to Work
Variables Contributing to the Cost of Injuries
Background
Emotional Disorders
Simulation Disorders
Diagnostic Studies
Rehabilitation
Litigation
Lost Productivity
Tertiary Gain
Chronic Pain
Fitness for Duty
Employer's Representative
The Supervisor
Insurance
Permanent Disability
Disability Awards
Summary
Quality of Care Issues
Background
Program Variations
Standards
Past Analysis
Surveys
Other Practice Parameters
Ill-Defined Injury and Illness
Introduction
Emotional Pain
Personality Disorder Traits
Chronic Disability Syndromes
Definitions
Problem
Causation
Management
Chronic Pain
The Second Injury
Disorders of Simulation
Malingering
Compensation Neurosis
Factitious Disorders
Management of the Difficult Patient
Background
Malingering
Further Clues to Malingering
Non-organic Signs
Other Useful Tests in the Physical Examination
Other Useful Signs That Point to Non-organic Pain
Profile
Factitious Disorder
Somatoform Disorders
Compensation Neurosis
Strategy
Summary
The Corporate Medical Director
Functions
Roles
Effectiveness
Management
Competing Interests
The Scope of Occupational Medicine
Essential Components
Preventive Medicine
Environmental Medicine
Disability Management
Potential Solutions
Past History
Recommendations
Certified Medical Providers
Transform the Disability Award System
Employee Counseling
Supervisor Training
Summar
Case Histories
The dog bitten patient that became paralyzed
The dishonest laborer with a changing history
The warehouse worker with a hernia
A back injury with no pre-placement physical
The hotel worker claiming job stress
The parolee on a work program
The brain damaged patient accused of fraud
Head trauma patient accused of fraud
The worker sued the insurance company for malicious prosecution
Appendixes
Comparison of Payments Between the States Of the U.S. for Workers' Compensation Medical Services
Barkemeyer-Callon-Jones Malingering Detection Scale
References
Index
About the Author