Impact of Out-of-Pocket Expenditure on Physical Therapy Utilization for Nonspecific Low Back Pain: Secondary Analysis of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data.

@article{Dolot2016ImpactOO,
  title={Impact of Out-of-Pocket Expenditure on Physical Therapy Utilization for Nonspecific Low Back Pain: Secondary Analysis of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data.},
  author={Janet Dolot and Deborah Viola and Qiuhu Shi and Matthew R Hyland},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={2016},
  volume={96 2},
  pages={212-21}
}
BACKGROUND Physical therapy decreases low back pain, improves function, and may lead to decreased use of medical services. However, factors predicting physical therapy utilization for patients with low back pain are not well understood. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to identify the impact of out-of-pocket expenditure on physical therapy utilization for US adults with nonspecific low back pain. DESIGN This study was a secondary analysis of retrospective Medical Expenditure Panel… CONTINUE READING

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