Evaluation of the Work Loss Data Institute's Official Disability Guidelines

Evaluation of the Work Loss Data Institute's Official Disability Guidelines Objective:The widely used Official Disability Guidelines (ODG®), a utilization review guideline for occupational conditions, has not been independently evaluated recently.Methods:We applied the appraisal of guidelines for research and evaluation (AGREE II) and modified a measurement tool to assess systematic reviews (AMSTAR) instruments to assess guideline development methods and the quality of supporting systematic reviews. Multidisciplinary experts rated the validity of clinical content for 47 topics.Results:The overall AGREE II score was 58% due to a combination of favorable attributes (breadth, clear recommendations, frequent updating, and application tools) and unfavorable attributes (scant input from workers and uncertainty about editorial independence). The modified AMSTAR rating was fair/good due to limited information on methods. Panelists rated clinical content as valid for 41 topics.Conclusions:ODG appears to be acceptable to clinicians, but ODG requires greater rigor to keep pace with methodological advances in the field of guideline development. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Wolters Kluwer Health

Evaluation of the Work Loss Data Institute's Official Disability Guidelines

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Wolters Kluwer
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
ISSN
1076-2752
eISSN
1536-5948
D.O.I.
10.1097/JOM.0000000000001230
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Abstract

Objective:The widely used Official Disability Guidelines (ODG®), a utilization review guideline for occupational conditions, has not been independently evaluated recently.Methods:We applied the appraisal of guidelines for research and evaluation (AGREE II) and modified a measurement tool to assess systematic reviews (AMSTAR) instruments to assess guideline development methods and the quality of supporting systematic reviews. Multidisciplinary experts rated the validity of clinical content for 47 topics.Results:The overall AGREE II score was 58% due to a combination of favorable attributes (breadth, clear recommendations, frequent updating, and application tools) and unfavorable attributes (scant input from workers and uncertainty about editorial independence). The modified AMSTAR rating was fair/good due to limited information on methods. Panelists rated clinical content as valid for 41 topics.Conclusions:ODG appears to be acceptable to clinicians, but ODG requires greater rigor to keep pace with methodological advances in the field of guideline development.

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Journal of Occupational and Environmental MedicineWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Mar 1, 2018

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