American Medical Association, 2011
Reviewed by David A. Fetter, MD, FAAOS, FAADEP, CEDIR
Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Fellow American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians
Certification in Impairment and Disability Rating - American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physician
The second edition of “Return to Work,” in one word, is a masterpiece. The authors are to be congratulated for their scientific approach to a topic that at times has nonscientific contributing factors to consider.
The preface to the second edition acknowledges the increasing importance of evidence-based medicine concepts to support physician opinion reports. Today's health care medical provider is asked on an increasingly frequent basis to issue a report, including an opinion for work return, by insurance adjustors, attorneys, and other third parties, sometimes with little knowledge of complex medical issues....