New in new dust jacket. Second edition! Confidently handle return to work and work ability issues Risk, capacity and tolerance. Once understood, these three return to work-related issues can help guide physicians through work ability and work cases for numerous diagnoses and body systems. Structured with these themes in mind, this easy-to-read publication includes the latest medical literature reviewed by experts and step-by-step guidance to help negotiate return to work cases. Practical features and second edition updates include: * Four new chapters: Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Obstetric and Hematology-Oncology * Updated approaches and references from more than 20 new contributors * Implications of unemployment, medication, work aspects and driving * Forms that can be used to communicate return to work guidelines * Disclaimers to use when writing return to work guidelines * Tips on negotiating with patients * Current science on functional capacity evaluations * Chapters organized by body system, making it easy to use as a reference text for a particular system or diagnosis * Tables contain recommended disability durations by diagnosis * The Cardiopulmonary chapter has been divided into separate cardiac and pulmonary chapters * A new chapter featuring international perspectives on return to work Ideal for: * Physicians, primarily orthopedists, neurosurgeons, and primary care physicians * Nurse case managers * Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants who function as primary care providers * Lawyers involved in claims handling * Disability insurers * Workers' compensation administrators * Human resource managers.
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