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Development of the Korean Academy of Medical Sciences Guideline for rating physical impairment.

Lee KS, Won JU, Kim SY, Sohn MS, Youm YS, Lee YS, Kim DJ, Cho SH, Lee MJ, Choi JS, Korean Academy of Medical Sciences Guideline Developing Committ - J. Korean Med. Sci. (2009)

Bottom Line: Systematic and effective welfare for the disabled is possible when there are scientific and objective criteria demonstrating either presence or severity of the impairment.In particular, we tried to secure objectivity.We developed the KAMS Guideline for Impairment Rating.

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Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery, Soonchunhyang University Chonan Hospital, Cheonan, Korea.

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Systematic and effective welfare for the disabled is possible when there are scientific and objective criteria demonstrating either presence or severity of the impairment. We need our own scientific criteria suitable for our culture and society, since the impairment is influenced by them. In 2007, we established the Developing Committee of Korean Academy of Medical Sciences (KAMS) Guideline for Impairment Rating under KAMS supervision. We included all fixed and permanent physical impairments after a sufficient medical treatment. The impairment should be stable and medically measurable. If not, it should be reevaluated later. We benchmarked the American Medical Association Guides. The KAMS Guideline should be scientific, objective, valid, reasonable and practical. In particular, we tried to secure objectivity. We developed the KAMS Guideline for Impairment Rating.

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Mentions: Under the supervision of Korean Academy of Medical Sciences (KAMS), we organized 13 committees with medical specialists who had experiences and knowledge of disability medicine (Fig. 1).


Development of the Korean Academy of Medical Sciences Guideline for rating physical impairment.

Lee KS, Won JU, Kim SY, Sohn MS, Youm YS, Lee YS, Kim DJ, Cho SH, Lee MJ, Choi JS, Korean Academy of Medical Sciences Guideline Developing Committ - J. Korean Med. Sci. (2009)

Organization of the KAMS Guideline developing committee.
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Figure 1: Organization of the KAMS Guideline developing committee.
Mentions: Under the supervision of Korean Academy of Medical Sciences (KAMS), we organized 13 committees with medical specialists who had experiences and knowledge of disability medicine (Fig. 1).

Bottom Line: Systematic and effective welfare for the disabled is possible when there are scientific and objective criteria demonstrating either presence or severity of the impairment.In particular, we tried to secure objectivity.We developed the KAMS Guideline for Impairment Rating.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery, Soonchunhyang University Chonan Hospital, Cheonan, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Systematic and effective welfare for the disabled is possible when there are scientific and objective criteria demonstrating either presence or severity of the impairment. We need our own scientific criteria suitable for our culture and society, since the impairment is influenced by them. In 2007, we established the Developing Committee of Korean Academy of Medical Sciences (KAMS) Guideline for Impairment Rating under KAMS supervision. We included all fixed and permanent physical impairments after a sufficient medical treatment. The impairment should be stable and medically measurable. If not, it should be reevaluated later. We benchmarked the American Medical Association Guides. The KAMS Guideline should be scientific, objective, valid, reasonable and practical. In particular, we tried to secure objectivity. We developed the KAMS Guideline for Impairment Rating.

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