Advancing Value-Based Medicine: Why Integrating Functional Outcomes with Clinical Measures Is Critical

Each year, millions of American workers develop health problems that may temporarily or permanently remove them from the workforce. Although most are able to work again after a brief recovery period, approximately 10% incur injuries or illnesses severe enough to lead to prolonged or permanent withdrawal from the workforce. These conditions are both work- and nonwork related and range from injuries in the workplace to illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
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