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Evidence Based Medicine in Workers’ Compensation


Product Description

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Workers’ Compensation administrative systems and the courts are increasingly using Evidence Based Medicine in causation analysis, utilization review of treatment, and work ability assessment. This DVD program will show you how scientific evidence can and should impact causation determinations, treatment decisions, and work restrictions and limitations.

(4 DVDs, 6.5 hours of instruction and 314 page written manual)


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At the completion of this DVD program, you will:

  • Know the definition and role of Evidence Based Medicine in Workers’ Compensation
  • Have resources to use to find evidence on questions that arise in your world
  • Understand evidence based causation analysis, and why it is important
  • Understand evidence based work ability assessment
  • Understand evidence based Utilization Review of treatment requests
  • Have a template to formulate File Review and IME reports using evidence to support your opinions
  • Have references to evidence on several commonly occurring questions in work-related injuries and illnesses.

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Evidence Based Medicine Defined
Evidence medicine will be defined. Sources of Evidence and how to find them will be presented. Levels of Evidence will be clarified.

Evidence Based Causation Analysis
How causation analysis affects treatment outcome will be presented. How typical, non evidence based causation analysis usually occurs in workers’ compensation systems will be contrasted with using the principles of Evidence Based Medicine to determine work relatedness.

Disc 2

Evidence Based Work Ability Assessment
The “Risk”, “Capacity”, and “Tolerance” system of analyzing work ability will be explained. Sources of evidence and how to use them in risk assessment and capacity evaluation will be presented. The role of Functional Capacity Evaluations will be reviewed.

Evidence Based Treatment of Common Workplace Injuries
Sources of Evidence and how to use them as a physician treating work injuries, or a file review or IME physician tasked with evidence based Utilization Review will be demonstrated.

Disc 3

Upper Limb Cases

Lower Limb Cases

Disc 4

Spine Cases

Internal Medicine Cases


talmage-thumb.jpgJames B. (Jim) Talmage, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon by training. He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and in Emergency Medicine. He currently practices Occupational Medicine, and also serves as Assistant Medical Director for the State of Tennessee Division of Workers’ Compensation. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Occupational Medicine at Meharry Medical College in Nashville. He is a Past President of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians (AADEP).