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Advancing Value-Based Medicine: Why Integrating Functional Outcomes With Clinical Measures Is Critical to Our Health Care Future

Mueller, Kathryn MD; Konicki, Doris MHS; Larson, Paul MS; Hudson, T. Warner MD; Yarborough, Charles MDand the ACOEM Expert Panel on Functional Outcomes

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: April 2017 - Volume 59 - Issue 4 - p e57–e62
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001014
ACOEM Position Paper

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Elk Grove Village, IL.

Address correspondence to: Marianne Dreger, MA, ACOEM, Elk Grove Village, IL (

This document was reviewed by the ACOEM Expert Panel on Functional Outcomes, the members of which were Melissa Bean, DO, Jennifer Christian, MD, Marianne Cloeren, MD, Kara Contreary, PhD, Carlotta Rinke, MD, Mark Roberts, MD, Savi Swick, MS, and Douglas Trout, MD. The position statement was reviewed by the Committee on Policy, Procedures and Public Positions and approved by the ACOEM Board of Directors on November 5, 2016. ACOEM requires all substantive contributors to its documents to disclose any potential competing interests, which are carefully considered. ACOEM emphasizes that the judgments expressed herein represent the best available evidence at the time of publication and shall be considered the position of ACOEM and not the individual opinions of contributing authors.

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

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