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Published by U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Center for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in [Rockville, Md.] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Occupational diseases.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementStanley Kusnetz, Marilyn K. Hutchison, editors.
SeriesDHEW (NIOSH) publication no. 79-116, DHEW publication ;, no. (NIOSH) 79-116.
ContributionsKusnetz, Stanley., Hutchison, Marilyn K.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRC964 .N37 1979
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 266 p. ;
Number of Pages266
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4064426M
LC Control Number79602257

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Prepared as an aid to State agencies, physicians, and others concerned with workers' compensation for occupational disease, the publication describes a method for collecting, organizing, and appraising medical, occupational, and other evidence with the aim of determining the probable work-relatedness of a given disease. A physician, judged competent in one of the several disciplines of medicine, and 2_ specially trainedintheparticularexpertiserequiredfor the testimony to be presented. In determining occupa­ tional causatioh of disease, such expertise would include intimate knowledge of the work environment. Guides to the Evaluation of Disease and Injury Causation. J. Mark Melhorn, William E. Ackerman. American Medical Association, - Medical - pages. 0 Reviews. Using the latest evidence available, this book is designed to assist physicians, health care providers, ancillary services, and legal and legislative agencies in determining. 1. Identify evidence of the disease = Dx 2. Review and assess the available epidemiological evidence for a causal relationship 3. Obtain and assess the evidence of exposure 4. Consider other relevant factors 5. Judge the validity of testimony 6. Form conclusions about the work-relatedness of the disease in the person undergoing evaluation.

Work-relatedness is presumed for injuries and illnesses resulting from events or exposures occurring in the work environment, unless an exception in §(b)(2) specifically applies (Note: contagious diseases such as tuberculosis, brucellosis, hepatitis A, or plague are considered work-related if the employee is infected at work). Significantly expanded, the second edition of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Disease and Injury Causation is a comprehensive guide to the understanding of causation. It provides the basis for the thought processes that factor into disease and injury causation analysis and clarifies some of the differences between medical and legal requirements with respect to probability and decision-making. "This book is intended as a guide to help bridge the gap between occupational and non-occupational evidence based causation"--Provided by publisher. Table of Contents Understanding work-relatedness / J. Mark Melhorn Pages: Author National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Title A guide to the work-relatedness of disease / Stanley Kusnetz, Marilyn K. Hutchison, editors.