Motivated patients are more cost-effectively rehabilitated. A two-year prospective controlled study of patients with prolonged musculoskeletal disorders diagnosed in primary care.

@article{Grahn2000MotivatedPA,
  title={Motivated patients are more cost-effectively rehabilitated. A two-year prospective controlled study of patients with prolonged musculoskeletal disorders diagnosed in primary care.},
  author={Birgitta E M Grahn and Lars Axel Borgquist and Charlotte S Ekdahl},
  journal={International journal of technology assessment in health care},
  year={2000},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={849-63}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the cost-effectiveness of a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program with traditional treatment within primary care in terms of the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with prolonged musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) on the one hand and the costs to society on the other. Predictors of total costs, such as motivation, socio-economic level, age, pain, and working environment, were investigated. METHODS A prospective, matched, controlled 2-year follow-up study… CONTINUE READING

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