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Authors
Amdur-ML
Source
NIOSH 1977 Jul:2-7
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00074722
Abstract
The role of the physician in the worker's compensation system is discussed. Areas of concern are the determination of causality, determination of the nature and extent of disability, and the determination of the need for treatment, its appropriateness, and rehabilitation. The causes of chronic disease pose particular problems. The doctor must provide information for the administrator, not act as an advocate for either claimant or employer. A diagnosis of occupational disease must not be presumed; the problems this may cause are noted. Some aids in the assessment of disability are discussed. The physician should be familiar with the various rehabilitation agencies and resources. If physicians ignore their responsibilities to the system, they will lose the opportunity to function within it. (Contract No. 210-76-0118)
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-210-76-0118; Occupational-health; Accidents; Etiology; Medical-personnel; Medical-treatment; Chronic-diseases;
Publication Date
19770701
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings;
Funding Type
Contract;
Fiscal Year
1977
Identifying No.
DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 77-179
NIOSH Division
DTS;
Source Name
Occupational Safety and Health Symposia 1976, Division of Technical Services, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio
State
OH;
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division