Injured workers and disability assessment

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Abstract

The core of orthopaedic practice is the restoration of function. Physicians and surgeons are in a position of responsibility for identifying, treating, and determining the resolution of injury. Orthopaedic care, with respect to occupational injury, requires a physician’s attention to a greater number of details unrelated to the direct care of the injured than encountered in any other healthcare arena. The context of legislated compensation of the injured adds to this complexity. Physicians who treat injured workers must maintain the highest ethical standards to help guide decision making.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrthopaedic Knowledge Update
Subtitle of host publicationSpine 5
PublisherWolters Kluwer Health
Pages543-550
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781975118419
ISBN (Print)9781975117320
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Cost
  • Ethics
  • Injury prevention
  • Return to work
  • Workplace injury

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