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CURRENT Occupational and Environmental Medicine by Joseph LaDou, Robert Harrison

By Joseph LaDou, Robert Harrison

A Doody's center identify for 2015.

A thorough, concise, up to date consultant to the analysis and therapy of universal occupational and environmental accidents and diseases

Coverage includes:

  • Chapters on easy methods to behavior an occupational and environmental clinical heritage, research the sufferer, review exposures, and stop extra damage and illness
  • New tools of incapacity administration and the $64000 position that physicians can play in fighting disability
  • Practical details at the poisonous homes and medical manifestation of universal commercial materials
  • Techniques to avoid acute and cumulative workplace-related injuries
  • Detailed dialogue of overseas occupational and environmental healthiness, and problems with employee migration
  • An appendix that concisely introduces the $64000 themes of biostatistics and epidemiology

The definitive review of universal occupational and environmental illnesses

NEW CHAPTERS on digital wellbeing and fitness files, the administration of power ache, violence within the place of work, terrorism preparedness, affliction surveillance, and chemical policy

Valuable to working towards physicians in addition to scholars and residents

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Are defined by workers舗 compensation law ŠŠŠŠŠŠb. require an occupational physician to provide medical care ŠŠŠŠŠŠc. are among the five leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States and in most other countries ŠŠŠŠŠŠd. are declining in number as insurance settles claims Question 2: Occupational physicians ŠŠŠŠŠŠa. are primarily employed by public health agencies ŠŠŠŠŠŠb. play an important role in prevention, recognition, and treatment of injuries and illnesses ŠŠŠŠŠŠc. are prevented by law for acting as consultants to employers ŠŠŠŠŠŠd.

Either by law or by practice, compensation in many states is particularly limited for occupational diseases. A recent study suggests that workers舗 compensation insurance absorbs only 21% of the true costs of occupational injuries and illnesses. Many workers舗 compensation laws now prevent or discourage the recognition of occupational diseases. The efforts of many industries and their insurers to deny claims lead to the failure to compensate workers who have occupational diseases. Another important contributing cause is the limited information available to physicians.

There are 25 approved residency programs in the United States. The annual number of graduates from each residency program averages only slightly greater than two. This small number does not answer the requirement for academically trained occupational physicians, nor does it fill the vacancies in public health departments in many areas of the country. Board Certification Board-certified physicians generally have more diverse practice activities and skills, with greater involvement in management, public health舑oriented activities, and toxicology.

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