Costs of back pain in Germany.

@article{Wenig2009CostsOB,
  title={Costs of back pain in Germany.},
  author={Christina M. Wenig and Carsten Oliver Schmidt and T. Kohlmann and Bernd Schweikert},
  journal={European journal of pain},
  year={2009},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={
          280-6
        }
}
With 12-month prevalence rates of more than 70%, back pain is currently one of the major health problems for German adults and entails major economic consequences. The aim of this study was to estimate back pain-related costs from a societal perspective and to determine the impact of sociodemographic variables on costs. Based on back pain-related survey data of a large German adult sample (9267 respondents, response rate 60%), costs were assessed using a prevalence-based bottom-up approach… CONTINUE READING
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