TRACK: OEM Education & Scientific Research
Philip Harber, MD, MPH, FACOEM*, UCLA Occupational Environmental Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Beth A. Baker, MD, MPH, FACMT, FACOEM*, Specialists in OEM, Eden Prairie, MN
Tee L. Guidotti, MD, MPH, FACP, FACOEM*, Occupational and Environmental Health & Medicine, Washington, DC
Kaochoy S. Saechao, MD*, Kaiser Permanente/UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
The uniqueness of the skills and practice activities of occupational physicians will be summarized. This session will be evidence based, emphasizing several objective studies of occupational medicine practices. Aligning the mission of the field with the actual practice activities will be discussed. Both practical significance for defining reimbursable services and policy will be discussed, so the session should be of interest to both practicing clinicians and strategic planners.