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Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines, Third Edition
Evaluation and Management of Common Health Problems and Functional Recovery in Workers

) However. increased expectations for good outcomes and medical safety. and refined in medical practice -– present essential evidence-based information to address the injured worker’s functional impairment and safely return him or her to work. SHOW FEA TURED CONTENT L INKS . and all others with responsibility for or involvement in worker health and workers’ compensation systems. and functional outcomes of the injured worker. psychosocial. seamless part of treatment planning and case-management systems. the need to stop over utilization and to curb unproductive and even harmful procedures. (This is clinically appropriate. tested. and the need to reflect advances in medicine based on the best available evidence. The Guidelines -– which were developed. This approach enables the Guidelines to be an integral. To order. ACOEM ’s are the only evidence-based guidelines that focus on returning employees to work within 90 days of an injury or illness. call Reed Group at 800-442-4519 or 303-404-6604.Health and Productivity M anagement Center (HPM ) M edical Review Officer Center (M RO) Emergency Preparedness ACOEM ’s Practice Guidelines are the gold standard in effective treatment of occupational injuries and illnesses. medical issues outside of the 90-day range are also addressed throughout the Guidelines. as data show that more than 90 percent of workplace injuries are resolved within this time period. The treatment approach takes a comprehensive view that encompasses the medical. They are intended to help improve or restore the health of those workers who incur occupationally related illnesses or injuries. The Guidelines are an important tool for physicians and other health care providers. The Guidelines were developed in response to rising expectations for quality of care.

clinical car e. ACOEM is the nation's lar gest medical society dedicated to pr omoting the health of wor ker s thr ough pr eventive medicine. Copyr ight © 2014 | Amer ican College of Occupational and Envir onmental Medicine (ACOEM). All Rights Reser ved | Home | Pr ivacy Policy | Join Today | Contact Us | Site Map . A dynamic gr oup of physicians encompassing specialists in a var iety of medical pr actices is united via the College to develop positions and policies on vital issues r elevant to the pr actice of pr eventive medicine both within and outside of the wor kplace. r esear ch.Founded in 1916. and education.