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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1977;1(1):6.
The Grading of Back Injury Disabilities
Chung-Gill Choi, M.D., Yak-Woo Roh, M.D.
Department of Orthopedics Surgery, Catholic Medical College, Seoul, Korea
산재 척추손상환자의 장해등급 및 적용지침
최정길, 노약우
가톨릭 의과대학 정형외과학교실
Abstract

It is well known among physicians, employees and members of the Compensation Committee that there are many cloudy areas in the evaluation of persons who have sustained back injuries.

The physician's report can seldom be relied on wholly when it is mainly based on employee's statement regarding his injury.

The existing Table of Grades of Disability presently used by Labour Office is so simple and ambiguous, relative to back injury, that different opinions frequently occur, even though examining members attempt to be scientific and impartial.

This paper illustratrates a practical way of applying the Table of Grades of Disability as well as dimension of grades in relationship to the initial injury.

Key Words: Back injury, Grade, Disability


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