The cost of compensable low back pain.

  title={The cost of compensable low back pain.},
  author={Barbara S. Webster and Stover H. Snook},
  journal={Journal of occupational medicine. : official publication of the Industrial Medical Association},
  volume={32 1},
Cost data were retrieved from all claims of low back pain initiated during 1986 (N = 98,999) from computerized records of the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. The mean cost per case was $6807; median cost, $391. Medical costs represented 31.5% of the total costs; indemnity costs, 67.2%. The total compensable cost for all low back pain in the United States… CONTINUE READING