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Debate Over Evidence-Based Guidelines Heats Up

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Friday, December 8, 2017 | 2

A pair of recent opinion columns have rekindled the debate over whether workers’ compensation medical treatment guidelines are helpful or harmful to injured workers. In a column posted on her website last week, disability expert Dr. Jennifer Christian points to what she calls a “remarkable blind spot” in the use of evidence-based medical treatment guidelines: the fact that people are not biologically identical. And a “one-size-fits-all” approach is not able to describe care that’s appropriate for the entire population, she said. “(Evidence-based ...

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