Estimates and patterns of direct health care expenditures among individuals with back pain in the United States.

@article{Luo2004EstimatesAP,
  title={Estimates and patterns of direct health care expenditures among individuals with back pain in the United States.},
  author={Xuemei Luo and Ricardo Pietrobon and Shawn X. Sun and G Liu and Lloyd A. Hey},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2004},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={
          79-86
        }
}
STUDY DESIGN Secondary analysis of the 1998 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. OBJECTIVE To estimate total health care expenditures incurred by individuals with back pain in the United States, calculate the incremental expenditures attributable to back pain among these individuals, and describe health care expenditure patterns of individuals with back pain. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA There is a lack of updated information on health care expenditures and expenditure patterns for individuals… CONTINUE READING

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