Alternative approaches for measuring duration of work disability after low back injury based on administrative workers' compensation data.

@article{Krause1999AlternativeAF,
  title={Alternative approaches for measuring duration of work disability after low back injury based on administrative workers' compensation data.},
  author={Niklas Krause and Lisa K. Dasinger and L J Deegan and Richard J. Brand and Lynda Rudolph},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={604-18}
}
BACKGROUND Studies of low back pain (LBP) disability remain largely incomparable because of different outcome definitions. To date, systematic comparisons of alternative outcome measures have not been made. METHODS Duration of work disability was studied in a 3-year cohort of 850 workers' compensation LBP claimants. Eleven administrative outcome measures were compared using Kaplan-Meier estimates of the proportion of claimants still on disability benefits during 3.5 years of follow-up… CONTINUE READING

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