January 5, 1990

Occupational Health Services: A Practical Approach

Author Affiliations

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City


by Tee L. Guidotti, John W. F. Cowell, and Geoffrey G. Jamieson, with Alan L. Engelberg, 369 pp, with illus, $56, ISBN 0-89970-345-3, OP328, Chicago, Ill, American Medical Association, 1989.

JAMA. 1990;263(1):121. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03440010119043

Occupational medicine provides not only an intellectual challenge and a professionally stimulating branch of medicine, but administrative and managerial challenges as well. Dr Guidotti and his coauthors have produced a text that addresses the latter while leaving the former for others. No other text has accomplished this task as well.

The book serves as a guide through the maze of issues that may entrap any physician planning to enter the practice of occupational medicine, either fully or shared with other clinical activities. A physician may enter this maze unfamiliar with its complexities, nuances, or consequences.

The path is suggested by the section headings selected by the authors: "The Occupational Health Care System," "Occupational Health Care Delivery," "Office Administration," "Program Management," and "Occupational Health Services." The stated objective of the book is to "provide general guidelines for creating, developing and managing a sound program of high quality occupational health care delivery....