to New Humanitarians
Chris E. Stout, PsyD
Department of Research, ATI
College of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago
Please note that this was presented in September 2013.
While you can see most of what was displayed, you cannot
hear what I said, and I wish you could.
You may reach me via http://about.me/DrChrisStout if I
may be of help to you in your work.
Cool stuff we’ll not be covering
It’s nice to work with workers’ comp
Outcomes are VERY Quantified
– RTW at the same job description and PDL
– How many days passed before RTW?
– Nice, clean, and tidy!
Surgeon’s Perspective on a
• No anesthesia issues
• No surprises during or after
• No complications
• Good wound healing
• No post-op infection
But how does the story end?
Is the patient back at work?
At the same PDL as prior to injury?
With the same job classification?
• A joint collaboration of
BMJ Group and the
Research Unit at
• Best new evidence
tailored to your interests.
• 2-step process shrinks
(from >140 clinical
journals) down to the
most important 1 - 2
articles per month
= "noise reduction" of
And, wouldn’t it be cool if surgeons could
have their latest post-op protocol available
to their rehab-referrals?
They already do (and for free).