Management of low back pain in general practice – is it of acceptable quality: an observational study among 25 general practices in South Tyrol (Italy)

@inproceedings{Piccoliori2013ManagementOL,
  title={Management of low back pain in general practice – is it of acceptable quality: an observational study among 25 general practices in South Tyrol (Italy)},
  author={Giuliano Piccoliori and Adolf Engl and Doris Gatterer and Emiliano Sessa and J{\"u}rgen in der Schmitten and H. Abholz},
  booktitle={BMC family practice},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND There are several guidelines dealing with the management of low back pain (LBP), but only few studies on the quality of care provided within General Practices as judged against those guidelines.The objective of this study is to analyse the management of LBP in Italian General Practice and compare it with guideline recommendations. METHODS In this observational study, all patients visiting their General Practitioners (GPs) for treatment of LBP within a 8-week period were monitored… CONTINUE READING
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