Estimating cost of care for patients with acute low back pain: a retrospective review of patient records.

@article{Crow2009EstimatingCO,
  title={Estimating cost of care for patients with acute low back pain: a retrospective review of patient records.},
  author={William Thomas Crow and David Willis},
  journal={The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={109 4},
  pages={229-33}
}
CONTEXT Low back pain (LBP) has a major economic impact in the United States, with total costs related to this condition exceeding $100 billion per year. OBJECTIVE To estimate the cost of standard care compared to standard care plus osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) for acute LBP of less than 6 months' duration. METHODS A retrospective review of electronic medical records from patients who visited Florida Hospital East Orlando in Orlando. All patients had LBP of less than 6 months… CONTINUE READING