Low back pain patient subgroups in primary care: pain characteristics, psychosocial determinants, and health care utilization.

@article{Hirsch2014LowBP,
  title={Low back pain patient subgroups in primary care: pain characteristics, psychosocial determinants, and health care utilization.},
  author={Oliver Hirsch and Konstantin Strauch and Heiko Held and Marcus Reda{\`e}lli and Jean-François Chenot and Corinna Leonhardt and Stefan Andreas Keller and Erika Baum and Michael Pfingsten and J. Hildebrandt and H D Basler and Michael M. Kochen and Norbert Donner-Banzhoff and Annette Becker},
  journal={The Clinical journal of pain},
  year={2014},
  volume={30 12},
  pages={1023-32}
}
OBJECTIVES In industrialized countries, low back pain (LBP) is one of the leading causes for prolonged sick leave, early retirement, and high health care costs. Providing the same treatments to all patients is neither effective nor feasible, and may impede patients' recovery. Recent studies have outlined the need for subgroup-specific treatment allocation. METHODS This is a cross-sectional study that used baseline data from consecutively recruited patients participating in a guideline… CONTINUE READING
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