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Author Martin, Douglas W., author

Title Independent medical evaluation : a practical guide / Douglas W. Martin
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]


Description 1 online resource
Contents Preface -- 1. What is an Independent Medical Evaluator? -- 2. Medicolegal Systems and the IME Provider -- 3. So You Want to do IMEs?- How to Develop This Service -- 4. Practical Aspects of IME Appointments -- Scheduling, Agreements, Etc. -- 5. Setting the Stage -- What You Can Learn (and not) From the Medical Records and How to Use Them -- 6. Taking an IME History and Conducting an Examination -- 7. Be Prepared! -- Things You May Not Have Thought About -- 8. Addressing Common Questions Posed to the IME Examiner -- 9. Developing and Authoring an IME Report -- 10. Wacky Things That Happen After the Report is Done -- 11. The Independent File Review
Summary This comprehensive book thoroughly addresses every aspect of Independent Medical Evaluations, an important part of many medical specialty disciplines where forensic opinions are needed by patients, physicians, insurers, and attorneys. Independent Medical Evaluation: A Practical Guide begins by defining the IME product and the IME evaluator themselves, explaining the medicolegal systems, and providing guidance towards establishing these professional services. Following this, the book describes how to best use medical records, and best-practices for taking an IME history and conducting an examination. The final few chapters cover developing an IME report, the common challenges and pitfalls encountered, with strategies and pearls shared to illustrate how to avoid them. Structured in a concise, practical format, this essential guide includes a large selection of sample models and templates, for additional teaching purposes. The first of its kind, Independent Medical Evaluation: A Practical Guide is a unique and ideal reference text for any physician working with IME's, from the physician conducting their first exam, to the experienced physician alike
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 07, 2018)
Subject Periodic health examinations.
Medical jurisprudence.
Independent Medical Evaluation
Forensic Medicine
forensic medicine.
Occupational medicine.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Reference.
MEDICAL -- Alternative Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Atlases.
MEDICAL -- Essays.
MEDICAL -- Family & General Practice.
MEDICAL -- Holistic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Osteopathy.
Periodic health examinations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783319719061