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AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition

The AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition is the latest standard in medical impairment rating, emphasizing the fundamental skills physicians need to evaluate and communicate patient impairments. 

Navigating editions: Now you can filter search results by version year of Guides Sixth, as well as navigate between updates of a chapter through blue Connected Content boxes at the top of chapters with newer or older versions from other years of Guides Sixth.

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AMA Guides Digital won Bronze in the Spring 2021 Digital Health Awards for best web-based resource/tool.

Effective January 1, 2022, the American Medical Association (AMA) considers AMA Guides Sixth 2022 the most recent edition of the AMA Guides and most current version of AMA Guides Sixth Edition. Here is the Summary of Updates for 2022. Learn more about the changes with a brief education module.

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For over 50 years, the AMA Guides have been the trusted source for fair and consistent impairment rating guidance and tools.

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