|The 2013 release in the ODG product line (including
the 18th edition of Official
Disability Guidelines and 11th edition of ODG Treatment in Workers
Comp) provides the most up to date evidence-based medical treatment
and disability duration guidelines to improve as well as benchmark outcomes
in workers' comp and
non-occupational disability. ODG 2013 is
succinct, straightforward, complete, and authoritative - based on an aggregate of over 10 million cases and a
decade and a half of research, including a systematic medical literature review. In this ongoing task to make tangible and accessible the results of important and emerging
medical evidence to minimize the impact of illness and injury in the
Work Loss Data Institute is pleased to introduce ODG 2013.
The ODG library has realized considerable
ODG is independent of any medical specialty group and multidisciplinary in
2) ODG takes evidence-based guidelines to their logical end point; the
conclusions are linked directly to the evidence in the studies and
3) ODG is continuously updated reflecting the findings of new studies as
they are conducted and released; subscribers are always up to date.
4) ODG is designed for both Clinical Practice and Utilization
5) ODG seeks clarity in recommendations.
6) ODG allows the ability to copy & paste, saving time and effort in
documenting approvals or denials of treatment or expected disability
7) ODG has been accepted by the Federal Agency for
Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) for inclusion in the National
Guidelines Clearinghouse www.guidelines.gov
A six-month pilot study of ODG was recently
conducted in Ohio. The use of ODG reduced medical costs by 64
percent, cut lost days by 69 percent, and minimized treatment delays.
Plus, the results of a provider feedback survey showed that use of ODG
drew considerable praise from physicians.
a comprehensive annual update process based on scientific medical
literature review, survey data analysis, and expert panel validation, the Official
Disability Guidelines product line has demonstrated a unique ability to adapt to market forces while maintaining an unparalleled
stronghold in evidence-based methodology. This evolution has
culminated in the 18th year of ODG, which has become and will remain the prevailing authority on
expected disability duration and appropriate treatment in the management
of medical absence and return-to-work.
now (or sign up for a 30-day free trial).
SUBSCRIBERS: ODG on the Web: Login