Can Parsimonious Practice Please Patients and Practitioners? The Case of Spine Imaging

Abstract

T here now seems to be broad agreement that lumbar spine imaging is an overused clinical procedure. Clinical guidelines recommend against routine lumbar spine imaging for patients with nonspecific low back pain, and such imaging has become a high-priority target for the Choosing Wisely campaign. Nonetheless, spine imaging rates are generally higher than… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11606-015-3523-z

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