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1

Where do most Americans ages 22-65 spend about 40-50% of their waking hours?

at work

2

T/F: Taking care of injured worker's comp patients is typically very easy with less administrative burden because it has mostly been taken of by the employer and insurance provider.

False; much more of an administrative burden

3

T/F: Health care benefits for Worker's Comp patients can seem to be more employment-oriented than clinically driven.

True

4

T/F: The number of reported work injuries has increased since 2006.

False; has decreased

5

T/F: Less than 10% of all injured workers account for more than 80% of total costs for Work-related injuries.

True

6

What is the term for costs of all insurance claims for any injury or illness?

direct costs

7

What is the term for all the uninsured additional costs associated with an injury?

indirect costs

8

T/F: Direct costs are usually greater than indirect costs.

False; indirect cost more usually

9

What is the most prevalent Work-Related Injury cost?

Low back pain

10

What tyoe of injury accounts for 30% of work injuries and illness with days away from work with the highest rates among nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants, mostly affects the trunk and is most commonly diagnosed as Sprain/Strain?

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)

11

T/F: Ergonomic-related injuries account for 1/3 of all workplace injuries.

True

12

T/F: Chiropractic Interventions are geared toward improving function and good ergonomics, and the total costs for injured workers managed by DCs were lower than similar cases managed by other providers.

True

13

T/F: Workers' Comp claims require the diagnosis be entirely work related.

True

14

How long is the duration of care covered by Workers' comp?

until pre-injury or maximal medical improvement (whichever comes first)

15

T/F: Practice variation between chiropractors is usually not a problem when documenting for Workers' Comp patients.

False

16

T/F: Regardless of the severity of the injury, workers who do not return to work within the first 2 months will likely never return to productive employment.

True

17

T/F: Being female, divorced, older, and/or working for a small employer are all risk factors for disability.

True

18

T/F: Adding exercise in the subacute stage has not been shown to be more effective than adjustments alone.

False; it has

19

T/F: Back and neck pain are among the most common health problems encountered by US adults with a lifetime prevalence of 85%

True

20

What is the most frequent site reported for joint pain?

lower back

21

What is the most common ailment treated by both MDs and DCs?

lower back pain

22

T/F: Prevention of lower back pain is a HP 2020 priority area.

true

23

T/F: Low back pain is more prevalent in males.

False; more pain for females, more injury for males

24

What is the most frequent diagnosis in lower back pain?

disc degeneration

25

Who is most likely to experience neck pain? When does it stabilize?

ages 18-64, especially females;
tends to stabilize between 45-64

26

T/F: Smoking, Obesity, Mental commorbidity, and self-reported poor health are all risk factors for chronic back and neck pain.

True

27

What are the most important things DCs can provide for Chronic Spinal Disorder patients?

Adjustments and education

28

When educating patients with chronic spinal disorders, what is the focus on?

preventive efforts that may reduce their likelihood of becoming a chronic spine sufferer.

29

What is Mike's favorite food?

pizza, of course