Upcoming Webinar | Evidence Based Medicine: Staying Relevant as A Medical Evaluator and Expert Witness
Time: Thursday, 19 January 2023 @ 5:30–7:00 pm Pacific time
Location: Zoom Virtual Meeting
Our next meeting is on Thursday, January 19, 2023, from 5:30–7 pm Pacific time. If you want
your opinions to be accepted by an adjuster, attorney, or trier of fact (judge or jury) it is
important to not only clearly state the opinions but the also the basis therefor. Hence it is
important to have opinions supported by peer reviewed healthcare literature (evidence based
medicine). Certainly you can research the literature yourself, but this is very time consuming
given the variety of conditions, treatments, and disabilities (real or claimed) we encounter in
IME’s and record reviews. A far more efficient way to obtain scientifically valid information
regarding diagnoses, appropriate treatments therefor, and expected disability durations is to use
evidence based guidelines.
One source of such information is ODG (previously Official Disability Guidelines) by MCG
which offers medical treatment and return–to–work guidelines for workers’ compensation,
disability, and personal injury claims. While certainly not the only evidence based guidelines
ODG claims to have the best track record of success facilitating the right interventions at the
right time to improve claim outcomes, minimize waste, and ensure timely and efficient claim
closure. It also has more state adoptions than any other guideline.
Our speaker is Patrick F. Robinson, JD, MBA, Vice President of Government Affairs for ODG.
He will present the multiple features of ODG and take attendees through a case example showing
how to find a diagnosis on the website, locate recommended treatment therefor, and determine
the expected disability duration for the condition.
Hope you can attend. To join the Zoom meeting click on this link and use the passcode below:
Suggestions for topics and or speakers are always welcome. Keep in mind that given our use of
Zoom the speaker does not need to be local.
Charles N. Brooks MD, President
Suggestions for topics and or speakers are always welcome. Keep in mind that given our use of Zoom the speaker does not need to be local. Hope you enjoy the last remaining days of summer.
Charles N. Brooks MD, President.