Occupational lower-back injuries in a primary medical care setting: a five-year follow-up study.

@article{Piterman1987OccupationalLI,
  title={Occupational lower-back injuries in a primary medical care setting: a five-year follow-up study.},
  author={Leon Piterman and David Robert Dunt},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={1987},
  volume={147 6},
  pages={
          276-9
        }
}
A cohort study with follow-up that describes the clinical characteristics and outcome five years later of patients with new occupational lower-back injuries, who were seen at a primary-care occupational health clinic in 1979, is presented. Follow-up data were obtained for 119 cases, 63% of all eligible cases. Occupational lower-back injuries constituted 9.5% of new occupational injuries that were seen at the clinic. Men aged less than 50 years accounted for 82% of all cases, and lifting was the… CONTINUE READING

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