Book Title:

Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Fifth Edition (Hardcover)
by Gunnar B. J. Andersson (Editor), Linda Cocchiarella (Editor), American Medical Association (Corporate Author)

Editorial Reviews:

Book Description

New edition of the acknowledged authority in the field of impairment evaluations since 1971. Significant improvements in cardiology, respiratory, musculoskeletal and dermatology chapters, new coverage of HIV and latex allergy conditions.

Book Description

The Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment has been the disability professionals reference of choice for more than three decades. The new Guides Fifth Edition delivers state-of-the-discipline information you can put to practical use in your day-to-day applications immediately. Get the most current, consensus-based, scientific and clinical information from every relevant medical specialty. It features:

  • Enhanced coverage of chronic pain assessment
  • New conditions, such as HIV and latex allergy
  • Major enhancements to cardiology, skin, visual, respiratory and musculoskeletal systems
  • Standardized formatting across topics makes it the most accessible Guides ever

From Book News, Inc.

This reference for clinicians describes criteria for the assessment and rating of an individual’s permanent impairment in the United States. Introductory chapters discuss such topics as impairment evaluation in Workers’ Compensation cases and the physician’s role based on the Americans with Disabilities Act. The main part of the text consists of individual chapters devoted to various systems of the body. Each of these chapters includes an overview of impairment assessment for that body system; a description and interpretation of common signs and symptoms of disorders; a summary of common investigative clinical procedures; case studies; and clinical criteria used to determine impairment ratings. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Book Info

Major reference source for assessing and rating an individual’s permanent impairment in the United States and abroad. Includes chapter outlines, boldface terms, interpretation of signs and symptoms, principles of assessment, criteria for rating permanent impairment, description of clinical procedures, and impairment evaluation summary.