Stereotyping of medical disability claimants' communication behaviour by physicians: towards more focused education for social insurance physicians
- Process evaluation of a web-based intervention aimed at empowerment of disability benefit claimants. Samoocha, David; Snels, Ingrid A. K.; Bruinvels, David J.; Anema, Johannes R.; Kowalczyk, Wojtek; van der Beek, Allard J. // BMC Medical Informatics & Decision Making;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p10
Background: The objective of this process evaluation study was to gain insight into the reach, compliance, appreciation, usage barriers, and users' perceived effectiveness of a web-based intervention http://www.wiagesprek. nl. This intervention was aimed at empowerment of disability claimants,...
- Are tribunals given appropriate and sufficient evidence for disability claims? // Occupational Medicine;Jan2008, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p35
Background Occupational physicians are sometimes surprised at the decisions made by employment tribunals. Aim To assess employment tribunal judgements on disability discrimination in order to determine whether the evidence placed before the tribunal was appropriate and sufficient. Method...
- 'Flawed' test will still be used for reassessments. // Community Care;6/3/2010, Issue 1821, p8
The article focuses on the reassessment of incapacity benefit claimants on their fitness to work by using the new work capability assessment (WCA) in Scotland.
- Introduction to the Special Issue on Functional Capacity Evaluations: From Expert Based to Evidence Based. Reneman, Michiel F.; Dijkstra, Pieter U. // Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation;Dec2003, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p203
Introduces a series of articles on Functional Capacity Evaluations.
- Complementary value of functional capacity evaluation for physicians in assessing the physical work ability of workers with musculoskeletal disorders. Wind, Haije; Gouttebarge, Vincent; Kuijer, P. Paul F. M.; Sluiter, Judith K.; Frings-Dresen, Monique H. W. // International Archives of Occupational & Environmental Health;Feb2009, Vol. 82 Issue 4, p435
To study the complementary value of information from functional capacity evaluation (FCE) for insurance physicians (IPs) who assess the physical work ability of claimants with long-term musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). A post-test only design was used in the context of disability claims....
- Medical stereotypes. Spence, Des // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;5/28/2011, Vol. 342 Issue 7808, p1214
In this article, the author presents his views about the different national stereotypes of doctors and also emphasizes that despite differences they all are concerned about loss of generalism, the demise of full time working, erosion of continuity of care, litigation, consumerism, and shopping...
- GPs' secret codes on benefits. // Pulse;7/16/2005, Vol. 65 Issue 28, p1
The article cites a British Government-commissioned report according to which, general practitioners (GPs) in the country are resorting to using coded messages on incapacity forms to make their true opinions on the ability of their patients to work, known. A study of 43 GPs and practice managers...
- Integrating evidence in disability evaluation by social insurance physicians. Kok, Rob; Hoving, Jan L.; Verbeek, Jos; Schaafsma, Frederieke G.; van Dijk, Frank J. H. // Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health;Nov2011, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p494
Objective The aim of this study was to explore applying the method of evidence-based medicine (EBM) to resolve common questions in the field of disability evaluation. Methods We used three clinical questions corresponding to problems encountered by insurance physicians in daily practice to...
- Social Security Disability Application Process Moves to Electronic Signatures. // American Family Physician;5/1/2012, Vol. 85 Issue 9, p856
The article focuses on the call of the U.S. Social Security for the support of doctors and others in recognizing the online application for disability claims.