Consumption of medical resources and outcome of shoulder disorders in primary health care consulters

@inproceedings{Paloneva2013ConsumptionOM,
  title={Consumption of medical resources and outcome of shoulder disorders in primary health care consulters},
  author={Juha Paloneva and Sanna Koskela and Hannu J. Kautiainen and Mauno Vanhala and Ilkka Kiviranta},
  booktitle={BMC musculoskeletal disorders},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Shoulder disorders are common problems in primary health care. The course of disease of patients consulting for a new episode of a shoulder problem has been thought to be benign. In this prospective cohort study, we assessed the one-year consumption of medical resources and clinical outcome of shoulder disorders inclusive of all disease episodes. METHODS All individuals consulting primary health care for shoulder disorder in a catchment area of more than 120 000 people were… CONTINUE READING
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