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Return-to-Work Data Behind ODG's New Treatment Approval Tool

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Monday, June 11, 2018 | 434 | 0 | 23 min read

The publisher of the Official Disability Guidelines, which are used as workers’ comp medical treatment guidelines in several states, has introduced a new product that rates medical treatments based on their correlation with return-to-work outcomes for injured employees. Phil LeFevre The product, called the Treatment Analyzer on Outcomes, or TAO Index, is meant to fill in gaps where scientific evidence regarding a medical treatment’s effectiveness is insufficient. “The problem with evidence-based medicine (EBM) is that there is not enough of it,” ODG's publ...

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