Low back pain and best practice care: A survey of general practice physicians.

@article{Williams2010LowBP,
  title={Low back pain and best practice care: A survey of general practice physicians.},
  author={Christopher Michael Williams and Christopher G. Maher and M J Hancock and James H. McAuley and Andrew J McLachlan and Helena C Britt and Salma Fahridin and Christopher T. Harrison and Jane Latimer},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={170 3},
  pages={
          271-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Acute low back pain (LBP) is primarily managed in general practice. We aimed to describe the usual care provided by general practitioners (GPs) and to compare this with recommendations of best practice in international evidence-based guidelines for the management of acute LBP. METHODS Care provided in 3533 patient visits to GPs for a new episode of LBP was mapped to key recommendations in treatment guidelines. The proportion of patient encounters in which care arranged by a GP… CONTINUE READING

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