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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.
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