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Don't Base Diagnosis on Results of One Test, IME Warns

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 349 | 0 | 0 min read

A growing trend in the diagnosis of injured workers is to order tests — but tests have their drawbacks and shouldn’t be the sole basis of a diagnosis, a Pennsylvania physician said on Monday. Dr. Lucian Bednarz is a partner with Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates as well as an independent medical examiner for workers’ comp claims. During a webinar hosted by Genex Services on Monday, Bednarz said one problem with diagnostic tests is the potential variability in how clinicians interpret the results. Another issue is that tests may lack sensitivity — the ability to d...

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