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Disability Evaluation, Social Security, and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: The Time Is Now

Escorpizo, Reuben DPT, MSc; Stucki, Gerold MD, MS

Erratum

Erratum

Table 2 of the article by Escorpizo and Stucki1 published in the June 2013 issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine had annotations under the third and fourth columns of the table, which were not accurately represented. Annotations have been corrected with the revised Table 2.

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 55(9):1110-1112, September 2013.

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Abstract

Objective: To present the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as a standard in disability evaluation and to discuss the usefulness and challenges of the ICF when applied in disability evaluation.

Conclusions: Disability evaluation can be described and measured using the ICF and ICF-related tools such as the Generic Set, ICF Core Sets specific to health conditions or settings, and measurement instruments that have been linked to the ICF. Wide implementation of the ICF in disability evaluation, specifically in work disability and social security, is needed along with education on the ICF of those in occupational medicine, work rehabilitation, disability adjudication, policy and legislation, and government agencies. The ICF can be used to provide disability criteria in determining functional and work capacity and as a reference framework and a language of disability to help facilitate a common ground of understanding.

©2013The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

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