Clinical Guidelines & the Ethics of Comparative Effectiveness

In today’s post to his always-excellent blog Managed Care Matters, Joe Paduda writes about the ethics of clinical guidelines and the dilemma of comparative effectiveness. He rightly says that… “If we are to solve the access and cost problem, payers, providers, and patients must be comfortable with the decision process and methodology.” And he goes … Continued

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Reed Group and ACOEM Renew & Extend Partnership

All of us at Reed Group are very pleased to announce that we have renewed and extended our partnership with The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), the leading medical professional society in occupational health. ACOEM’s Practice Guidelines Internet platform (APG-I) will be offered along with our return-to-work durations guidelines on our MDGuidelines.com … Continued

Comorbid Conditions Mean More Time Off the Job

Why do some employees take much longer to recover than predicted by the average return-to-work duration for their conditions? There are many reasons why this can happen, but one of the most important to look at is the existence of comorbid conditions.  Comorbid conditions are other existing medical factors that can greatly extend the time … Continued

Workplace Injury of the Week: Meniscus (Knee) Tears

Did you know that knee injuries are the second most common work-related accident? More than 3 million Americans have knee injuries each year, and the meniscus is the most commonly injured part of the knee. In the US, 61 of out every 100,000 people have experienced a meniscal tear. Knee meniscus disorders involve the medial … Continued