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A number of studies have found a relationship between board certification of physicians and better outcomes, although other studies have not or had mixed results (Brennan, et al, 2004). 22 Certification boards have addressed the possibility of decline by requiring periodic recertification and are moving to a more continuous process of assessing competence (Steinbrook, 2005). S. 4 percent) of the 126 schools reported that occupational medicine was a required part of the curriculum. 0. 0 (Barzansky, 2005).

If no, the claim is denied. If yes, step 3 is a determination of whether the applicant’s impairment meets or equals one of the more than 100 conditions listed in a Listing of Impairments (Listings), which are assumed to be so severe that SSA accepts that the applicant cannot work. If yes, the claim is allowed. If not, step 4 involves an assessment of the applicant’s residual functional capacity to do past work. If yes, the claim is denied. S. economy. If yes, the claim is denied. If no, it is allowed.

Program Growth Historically, both the SSDI and SSI disability programs have experienced steady, although not consistent, program growth. The causes for this growth and fluctuation are complex and not fully understood, and may include the broader socioeconomic and demographic environment as well as programmatic actions and court decisions (IOM, 2002:42). Even in the context of historical program growth, recent increases in application rates have had significant workload implications for SSA. According to SSA statistics, 1,041,362 workers applied for SSDI in 1998.

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