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Causation Analysis

Causation Analysis is most helpful when completed early in the investigational stage of a claim and can be done with a face to face examination or through record review. Having specialized training necessary to complete an accurate causation analysis is very important. This is not something that should be done by a treating physician that is not versed in causation assessment, as often this decision is based on personal feelings or opinions, and not backed by the AMA Guides, Bradford Hill Criteria, or any medical research. The physician providing the analysis will most often be a specialist within the area of medicine related to the case in question.