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May 19, 1978

Disability Determination

JAMA. 1978;239(20):2116. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03280470028015

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In the Feb 20 issue of The Journal (239:693, 1978), a MEDICAL NEWS item incorrectly stated that standards for the Disability Determination Service (DDS) appear to differ from state to state. In fact, the disability determination is made by DDS in the individual state using uniform criteria that are the same nationwide and are the same as the criteria contained in Disability Evaluation Under Social Security— A Handbook for Physicians.