Back Pain Recognition Program: an opportunity to improve quality assurance; integrate best practices; and deliver high-quality, patient-centered care.


The widespread impact of back pain has received much attention for the past few years. Health care costs are far outpacing inflation and wage increases, with costs for spine-related conditions rising at a faster pace than other conditions. Low back pain is the third leading cause of disability in the workplace and sixth most costly condition. The estimated… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2009.03.001