AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Work Ability and Return to Work, 2nd Edition


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Confidently handle return to work and work ability issues

Risk, capacity and tolerance. Once understood, these three return to work-related issues can help guide physicians through work ability and work cases for numerous diagnoses and body systems. Structured with these themes in mind, this easy-to-read publication includes the latest medical literature reviewed by experts and step-by-step guidance to help negotiate return to work cases.


  • Gastrointestinal
  • Genitourinary
  • Obstetric
  • Hematology-Oncology


  • Implications of unemployment, medication, work aspects and driving
  • Forms that can be used to communicate return to work guidelines
  • Disclaimers to use when writing return to work guidelines
  • Tips on negotiating with patients
  • Current science on functional capacity evaluations
  • Chapters organized by body system, making it easy to use as a reference text for a particular system or diagnosis
  • Tables containing recommended disability durations by diagnosis
  • The Cardiopulmonary chapter has been divided into separate cardiac and pulmonary chapters

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