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December 11, 1996

Disability Evaluation

Author Affiliations

UNUM Life Insurance Company of America Portland, Me

JAMA. 1996;276(22):1847-1848. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03540220071037

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You can't tell a book by its cover, but if the range and depth of expertise of the editors and contributors are indicators, this new American Medical Association (AMA) text on disability evaluation should be a winner—and indeed it is! Demeter, Andersson, and Smith, all well known in the field of disability evaluation, have brought together an impressive group of 66 contributors representing all medical specialties and other disciplines such as economics, law, ergonomics, academic research, and occupational therapy. Disability Evaluation should become a core reference for any health care provider, attorney, vocational rehabilitation expert, and risk manager participating in some aspect of the increasingly complex disability benefits matrix.

In addition to being the most current text on the subject, the book has many features that distinguish it from other tools for the process of disability evaluation, such as the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment or