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Project Number: p01-02c

Research Approaches for Validation of SSA's Medical Listings

Principal Investigators: Allen Heinemann and Mary Grace Kovar

Project Type: Core Research

Project Year: 01

Thematic Category: Disability Determination Process

Project Summary:

SSA strives to make the most consistent and accurate disability decisions possible in a timely, cost-effective way. This requires SSA to establish and maintain a disability decision process that is both valid and reliable.

The purpose of this project is to develop, or identify, appropriate criteria for use in validating SSA's medical listings. Any criteria that are eventually developed must withstand scrutiny by experts representing the medical, functional, vocational, research, legal, and political arenas.

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