Recurrence of low back pain: definition-sensitivity analysis using administrative data.

@article{Wasiak2003RecurrenceOL,
  title={Recurrence of low back pain: definition-sensitivity analysis using administrative data.},
  author={Radoslaw Wasiak and Glenn S Pransky and Santosh Verma and Barbara S. Webster},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 19},
  pages={2283-91}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective analysis of administrative claims data in a single workers' compensation jurisdiction. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effects of alternative definitions and follow-up parameters on rates of low back pain recurrence based on detailed administrative data. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Previous studies reported low back pain recurrence rates ranging from 14% to 45%, without consistency in definitions of recurrence or specifications of follow-up. METHODS Patients with new… CONTINUE READING

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