The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes health is on a continuum ranging from; the worst of health conditions to the best of health, the lowest functional ability to the highest.1 WHO developed the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Health Related Problems (ICD) to describe health conditions.2 Currently the United States health care system uses the tenth edition of the ICD, ICD-10. However, WHO recognized that describing a health condition by solely utilizing ICD-10 terminology does not adequately define the impact health conditions have on function1.
By F. Mark Amundson, PT, DPT, DSc, MA, ATC, SCS, CSCS
Recently I was traveling by air, which is something I do a lot of as your president. Flying is an experience that has gone from a luxury seat with concierge service to something short of a cattle car minus the electric prods. Nevertheless, this particular trip was greatly improved by a free upgrade to first class. Read More
When I went to write this letter, and stopped to consider the theme of this issue, “Defining Value,” I realized it was an ideal topic for closing out 2016.