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Impairment Rating of Neuromusculoskeletal Conditions eMedicine PMR
The impairment rating is an estimate of the severity of human impairment based on acceptable medical standards. Various reference books, including the AMA Guides, provide a standard method of analysis to evaluate, report on, and communicate information about impairments to any human organ system.
According to the AMA Guides, impairment is an alteration of an individual's health status that has been assessed by medical means. Impairment is used to describe a static or stable condition that has had sufficient time to allow optimal tissue repair and that is unlikely to change, despite further medical or surgical therapy. The Florida Impairment Schedule defines impairment as anatomic or functional abnormality or loss after maximal medical improvement (MMI) has been achieved.
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impairment rating, impairment evaluation, permanent impairment rating, PIR, permanent partial impairment, permanent partial impairment evaluation, permanent partial impairment rating, disability evaluation, disability rating, permanent partial disability evaluation, permanent disability rating, permanent disability evaluation, maximum medical improvement rating, functional capacity evaluation, FCE
Hunter, Sims & May 2006
Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Hunter, Sims & May
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Added: Sun Apr 13 2008
Last Modified: Tue Jun 15 2010