Robinson JP, Rondinelli RD, Scheer SJ, Weinstein SM.
Industrial rehabilitation medicine. 1. Why is industrial rehabilitation medicine unique ?
Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1997 ; 78 : S-3-S-9.
This self-directed learning module is part of the chapter on industrial rehabilitation medicine in the Self-Directed Physiatric Education Program for practitioners and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Industrial rehabilitation medicine encompasses injuries and illnesses that occur in the workplace and are covered under workers'compensation.
The central thesis of this article is that industrial rehabilitation medicine is a unique area because the workers'compensation system influences the behavior of injured workers.
The article is divided into three sections.
The first briefly reviews the history of workers'compensation in the United States, and describes eight key features of compensation systems.
The second explores several hypotheses to explain why injured workers frequently have less favorable outcomes than noncompensation patients with similar medical conditions.
Some explanations focus on dysfunctional psychologic reactions such as « compensation neurosis » and « disability syndrome. » Others focus on contextual factors, including return to work policies by employers and financial incentives or disincentives for return to work.
The third section outlines reasons why the physiatrist is often the « preferred provider » in industrial rehabilitation medicine. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine travail, Industrie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Législation, Rééducation, Indemnité dédommagement, Accident travail, Pronostic, Récupération, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational medicine, Industry, United States, North America, America, Legislation, Reeducation, Indemnity, Occupational accident, Prognosis, Recovery, Human
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Code Inist : 002B30B01B. Création : 15/07/1997.