Gregg Bassett, MD
Bassett G.; Disability and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Clinical, Legal and Patient Perspectives. Ann Intern Med. 1998;129:167-168. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-129-2-199807150-00040
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1998;129(2):167-168.
Disability and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Clinical, Legal and Patient Perspectives; Klimas NG, Patarca R; eds. 116 pages. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Pr; 1997. $14.95. ISBN 0789005018. Order phone 800-342-9678.
Field of medicine: Internal medicine, family practice, rheumatology, psychiatry, neurology, and rehabilitation medicine.
Format: Softcover book.
Audience: Physicians involved in disability determinations.
Purpose: The editors “… hope to open the door to debate on equitable assessment of disability in CFS [chronic fatigue syndrome] and equitable access to entitlement programs.”
Content: The book includes editorials about disability issues and the chronic fatigue syndrome; sections on the neuropsychological testing of patients with this syndrome, the legal aspects of this syndrome, and disability determinations; and general information about the Social Security Disability program. It concludes with contributions from two patients with the chronic fatigue syndrome, who relate their experiences with the condition and with long-term disability insurers.
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