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Non-specific low back pain in primary care in the Spanish National Health Service: a prospective study on clinical outcomes and determinants of management.

Authors
  • Kovacs, Francisco M
  • Fernández, Carmen
  • Cordero, Antonio
  • Muriel, Alfonso
  • González-Luján, Luis
  • Gil del Real, María Teresa
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMC Health Services Research
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2006
Volume
6
Pages
57–57
Identifiers
PMID: 16707005
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although the use of X-Rays is high, determinants of physicians' management of LBP in primary care made clinical sense and were consistent with patterns suggested by evidence-based recommendations. However, after 2 months of treatment more than one third of patients continued to have back pain and about 10% had worsened.

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