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Chasing Pain Complaints Doesn’t Work: Why Function Belongs at the Center of Workers’ Compensation Care

The practice of rating pain has created a host of problems in workers’ compensation. Bringing focus back to functional restoration has benefits for all.
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Body temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure. These are the four primary vital signs used by doctors and nurses to measure your body’s most basic functions and detect life-threatening medical problems. Or at least they were until 2001, when the Joint Commission dubbed pain “the fifth vital sign.” The designation was the result of a years-long push by some medical professionals and the pharmaceutical industry to do more about patients’ pain.

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