Monthly Archives: April 2015

No coverage by ACC in New Zealand for ‘RSI’ type disorders!

 Dr John Quintner has asked that I post his article on this site. I welcome the opportunity to facilitate constructive discussion and debate on this issue! See also references to Dr Quintner’s work on  thetipssite Here is the article: FIBROMYALGIA … Continue reading

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Ethics 101 for IME’s – You Cannot Treat Too!

I had a recent experience worth blogging about. A Human Resources adviser to an employer recommended that I undertake a  ‘Fitness for Work’ assessment as an independent medical examiner (IME). Apparently there were  concerns about the worker’s rehabilitation progress. The insurer … Continue reading

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Degenerative Disease – too heavy a burden on our compensation systems?

I have been critical of arguments used in Independent Medical Examiner (IME) reports to justify opinions that a work injury (or an activity at work) is no longer the “cause” of an ongoing disabling condition.  My criticism is based on the … Continue reading

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