Jodie Greenwood

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A major issue in the field of workers' compensation is cost containment, not only of medical costs, but of extended disability costs as well. For a 9-month period in 1985 to 1986, the West Virginia Workers' Compensation Fund tested an early intervention case management approach begun within 2 weeks after injury and found it not to be cost effective. In a(More)
The distribution and characteristics of workplace injuries for West Virginia volunteer fire fighters (VFFs) are described using 1992 workers' compensation data. Most of the injuries occurred in VFFs who were less than 30 years of age (62%). The most common type of injuries were those in the category of lacerations and contusions (28.9%), with a notable(More)
This paper looks at work-related disability in the United States as it is currently addressed according to the policies and procedures of the Social Security Disability Administration and the Workers' Compensation system. These policies and procedures proceed from a medical model that emphasizes health impairment as the fundamental cause of work-related(More)
The inquiry on low-back impairment rating practices among physicians who treat or evaluate workers' compensation claimants replicates an earlier inquiry appearing in Spine by Brand and Lehmann (1983). Findings are essentially similar. Physicians consider factors other than those of physical impairment in assigning ratings, and ratings in two states are(More)