Development of a Systematic and Objective Study to Improve the Diagnostic Accuracy of Malingering in Litigating Patients

This research relates to the development of a systematic and objective study to improve the diagnostic accuracy of malingering in litigating patients by way archival research. Research of this nature and quality is particularly pertinent to service providers who provide independent medical examinations to insurance companies for the purpose of claimant disability benefit entitlement, such as Evolve Assessments and Diagnostics. Consequently, society as a whole would benefit as the goal of this research in particular would lead to reduced costs due to the development of a systematic and objective study to improve the diagnostic accuracy of malingering in litigating patients that would in turn reduce the secondary costs to society (i.e., lower insurance rates, allow for more accessibility to rehabilitation for genuinely injured patients).

Intern: 
Zachariah Campbell
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Konstantine K. Zakzanis
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Ontario
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