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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1994;23(3): 316-323.
A Comparative Study on Evaluation of Physical Impairment Among Revised Evaluation by Medical Association, McBride Disablitlity Evaluation and Evaluation of Permanent Impairment by American Medical Association.
Gook Ki Kim
Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University Seoul, Korea.
In 1992 the Korean Medical Association intended to make revised evaluation and rate of physical impairment based upon rate and evaluation of physical impairment according to National Compensation Law which was composed of 14 subdivisions with various rates of physical impairment. Committee of Evaluation of Physical Impairment in Korean Neurosurgical Society provided revised evaluation of nervous or mental impairment, peripheral never impairment and spinal column impairment. Because McBride Disability Evaluation and Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment by American Medical Association have been used widely in this field the author describe evaluation and rate of physical impairment in each method briefly and compare to revised evaluation by Korean Medical Association in subject of neurologic and spinal impairment.
Key Words: Revised Evaluation of Physical Impairment by Korean Medical Association; Evaluation of Permanent Physical Impairment by American Medical Association; McBride Disability Evaluation; Evaluation of Permanent Impairment of nervous or mental system, peripheral nervous system and spinal column
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