Ambulatory physician care for musculoskeletal disorders in Canada.

@article{Power2006AmbulatoryPC,
  title={Ambulatory physician care for musculoskeletal disorders in Canada.},
  author={John D Power and Anthony V. Perruccio and Marie Desmeules and Claudia Lagac{\'e} and Elizabeth M. Badley},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={133-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine patterns of ambulatory physician visits for musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) in Canada. METHODS Physician claims data from 7 provinces were analyzed for ambulatory visits made by adults age >or= 15 years to primary care physicians and specialists (all medical specialists, rheumatologists, internists, all surgical specialists, orthopedic surgeons) for MSD (arthritis and related conditions, bone disorders, back disorders, ill defined symptoms) during fiscal year 1998-99… CONTINUE READING

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