For over 50 years, the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment have been the trusted source that physicians, patients, and regulators rely on for fair and consistent impairment rating guidance and tools.
More than 40 states and several countries rely on the AMA Guides® as the accepted authority to assess and rate permanent loss of function.
The American Medical Association's (AMA's) Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition, 2023 (AMA Guides Sixth 2023) updates and reinforces the international standard for the assessment of permanent impairment first published in 2008 in the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Sixth Edition (AMA Guides Sixth Edition ). The goal of providing physicians and qualified healthcare professionals with authoritative guidance based on the best available evidence and expert consensus remains unchanged. The AMA Guides Sixth 2023 is delivered via a new, transparent editorial process and a new interactive digital platform—the AMA Guides Digital. Together, the editorial process and the interactive platform will capture and communicate the best available science and medicine.