Relative costs and effectiveness of specialist and general internist ambulatory care for patients with 2 chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

@article{Anderson2002RelativeCA,
  title={Relative costs and effectiveness of specialist and general internist ambulatory care for patients with 2 chronic musculoskeletal conditions.},
  author={JenniferJ. Anderson and Mathilda Ruwe and Donald Ray Miller and Lewis Kazis and David T. Felson and Mark J. Prashker},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={29 7},
  pages={
          1488-95
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate costs and effectiveness of ambulatory care provided by specialists, nonspecialists (general internists), and both specialists and nonspecialists (co-care) to patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) and/or chronic low back pain (LBP). METHODS We studied Veterans Health Administration (VHA) outpatients from the Veterans Health Study with LBP and/or OA followed for at least 6 months between August 1993 and December 1995, who completed the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36… CONTINUE READING