Cost effectiveness of epidural steroid injections to manage chronic lower back pain

@inproceedings{Whynes2012CostEO,
  title={Cost effectiveness of epidural steroid injections to manage chronic lower back pain},
  author={David K. Whynes and Robert A McCahon and Andrew Ravenscroft and Jonathan G. Hardman},
  booktitle={BMC anesthesiology},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND The efficacy of epidural steroid injections in the management of chronic low back pain is disputed, yet the technique remains popular amongst physicians and patients alike. This study assesses the cost effectiveness of injections administered in a routine outpatient setting in England. METHODS Patients attending the Nottingham University Hospitals' Pain Clinic received two injections of methylprednisolone plus levobupivacaine at different dosages, separated by at least 12 weeks… CONTINUE READING