Comparing the costs between provider types of episodes of back pain care.

@article{Shekelle1995ComparingTC,
  title={Comparing the costs between provider types of episodes of back pain care.},
  author={Paul Shekelle and Moshe Markovich and Rachel Louie},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1995},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={
          221-6; discussion 227
        }
}
STUDY DESIGN This study was a prospective, community-based, observational design. OBJECTIVES The authors compared the costs of episodes of back pain care between different provider types in a population representative of the U.S. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Previous comparisons between provider types of the costs for back pain care have been restricted to the worker's compensation population or have used something other than the episode as the unit of analysis. METHODS Data from the RAND… CONTINUE READING
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