The economic burden of back pain in the UK

  title={The economic burden of back pain in the UK},
  author={N. Maniadakis and A. Gray},
  • N. Maniadakis, A. Gray
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • Pain
  • Abstract This paper reports the results of a ‘cost‐of‐illness’ study of the socio‐economic costs of back pain in the UK. It estimates the direct health care cost of back pain in 1998 to be £1632 million. Approximately 35% of this cost relates to services provided in the private sector and thus is most likely paid for directly by patients and their families. With respect to the distribution of cost across different providers, 37% relates to care provided by physiotherapists and allied… CONTINUE READING
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