Evaluating Medical Treatment Guideline Sets for Injured Workers in California

Author: Teryl K. Nuckols
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society
ISBN: 9780833038357
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An evaluation of medical guidelines that might be used to determine the appropriateness of treatment for work-related injuries in California. Of 72 guideline sets that were identified and screened, five comprehensive sets were found to satisfy the legislative requirements and state preferences. Based on results of a comparative evaluation of the technical quality and clinical content of the five guideline sets, recommendations are given for actions the state might take in the short term, intermediate term, and longer term.

Evidence Based Treatment Guidelines for Treating Injured Workers

Author: Andrew S. Friedman
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323393527
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Medical treatment guidelines are written from a clinical perspective, to guide clinical care. The review criteria that will be included in this issue of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinics are evidence based and are developed by practicing physicians and advisors who work in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Health care providers are expected to be familiar with the guidelines and follow the recommendations. Good medical judgment is important in deciding how to use and interpret this information.

The History and Transformation of the California Workers Compensation System and the Impact of the New Reform Law Senate Bill 899

Author: Elias Teferi
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781456829476
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The purpose of this study was to determine the perception among defense attorneys regarding the New Reform Law SB899. The study was also to further assess defenses satisfaction with regard to the leadership provided by Governor Schwarzenegger, Senator Poochigian and the Legislature as a whole. Furthermore the study was to assess defense attorneys readiness to defend the gain afforded following the passage of the reform law.

Adopting Medicare Fee Schedules

Author: Barbara O. Wynn
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society
ISBN: 9780833034762
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In response to rapidly increasing medical costs in the California workers' compensation program, the California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation is recommending that the current fee schedule that determines the amount health care providers are paid be linked to Medicare fee schedules. This study examines issues arising from the differences between the two types of fee schedules, modifications that may be needed to tailor the Medicare fee schedules to California's injured workers, and the implications of automatic annual updates to the schedules.

Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity 2 Volume Set E Book

Author: Terri M. Skirven
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323081266
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With the combined expertise of leading hand surgeons and therapists, Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 6th Edition, by Drs. Skirven, Osterman, Fedorczyk and Amadio, helps you apply the best practices in the rehabilitation of hand, wrist, elbow, arm and shoulder problems, so you can help your patients achieve the highest level of function possible. This popular, unparalleled text has been updated with 30 new chapters that include the latest information on arthroscopy, imaging, vascular disorders, tendon transfers, fingertip injuries, mobilization techniques, traumatic brachial plexus injuries, and pain management. An expanded editorial team and an even more geographically diverse set of contributors provide you with a fresh, authoritative, and truly global perspective while new full-color images and photos provide unmatched visual guidance. Access the complete contents online at www.expertconsult.com along with streaming video of surgical and rehabilitation techniques, links to Pub Med, and more. Provide the best patient care and optimal outcomes with trusted guidance from this multidisciplinary, comprehensive resource covering the entire upper extremity, now with increased coverage of wrist and elbow problems. Apply the latest treatments, rehabilitation protocols, and expertise of leading surgeons and therapists to help your patients regain maximum movement after traumatic injuries or to improve limited functionality caused by chronic or acquired conditions. Effectively implement the newest techniques detailed in new and updated chapters on a variety of sports-specific and other acquired injuries, and chronic disorders. Keep up with the latest advances in arthroscopy, imaging, vascular disorders, tendon transfers, fingertip injuries, mobilization techniques, traumatic brachial plexus injuries, and pain management See conditions and treatments as they appear in practice thanks to detailed, full-color design, illustrations, and photographs. Access the full contents online with streaming video of surgical and rehabilitation techniques, downloadable patient handouts, links to Pub Med, and regular updates at www.expertconsult.com. Get a fresh perspective from seven new section editors, as well as an even more geographically diverse set of contributors.

How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim

Author: Joseph Matthews
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 141332150X
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Know your rights! Find out how to make the best case for yourself and win your personal injury claim. Dealing with insurance companies and lawyers when filing a personal injury claim can feel like another accident is in the offing. But you can handle a claim yourself -- and save hundreds or thousands of dollars in the process. How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim shows you how to handle almost every accident situation, and guides you through the insurance claim process, step by step. Learn how to: protect your rights after an accident determine what your claim is worth handle a property-damage claim deal with uncooperative doctors, lawyers, and insurance companies counter the tactics insurance companies use prepare a claim for compensation negotiate a full and fair settlement stay on top of your case if you hire a lawyer This edition of How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim provides your state's most recent laws, small-claims court limits and Department of Insurance contact information. Plus, you'll find a new chart explaining your state's in-car text and cell phone laws.

Occupational Safety and Health for Public Safety Employees

Author: Tom LaTourrette
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833046217
Format: PDF, Docs
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Police officers, firefighters, and other public safety workers face exceptionally high rates of injury and fatality relative to the general workforce. This document provides an analysis of the risk factors associated with different aspects of public safety occupations, to help policymakers in their efforts to improve the health and safety of these employees.

The Rand UCLA Appropriateness Method User s Manual

Author: Kathryn Fitch
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society
ISBN: 9780833029188
Format: PDF, ePub
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Health systems should function in such a way that the amount of inappropriate care is minimized, while at the same time stinting as little as possible on appropriate and necessary care. The ability to determine and identify which care is overused and which is underused is essential to this functioning. To this end, the "RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method" was developed in the 1980s. It has been further developed and refined in North America and, increasingly, in Europe. The rationale behind the method is that randomized clinical trials--the "gold standard" for evidence-based medicine--are generally either not available or cannot provide evidence at a level of detail sufficient to apply to the wide range of patients seen in everyday clinical practice. Although robust scientific evidence about the benefits of many procedures is lacking, physicians must nonetheless make decisions every day about when to use them. Consequently, a method was developed that combined the best available scientific evidence with the collective judgment of experts to yield a statement regarding the appropriateness of performing a procedure at the level of patient-specific symptoms, medical history, and test results. This manual presents step-by-step guidelines for conceptualising, designing, and carrying out a study of the appropriateness of medical or surgical procedures (for either diagnosis or treatment) using the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method. The manual distills the experience of many researchers in North America and Europe and presents current (as of the year 2000) thinking on the subject. Although the manual is self-contained and complete, the authors do not recommend that those unfamiliar with the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method independently conduct an appropriateness study; instead, they suggest "seeing one" before "doing one." To this end, contact information is provided to assist potential users of the method.