The outcomes and costs of care for acute low back pain among patients seen by primary care practitioners, chiropractors, and orthopedic surgeons. The North Carolina Back Pain Project.

@article{Carey1995TheOA,
  title={The outcomes and costs of care for acute low back pain among patients seen by primary care practitioners, chiropractors, and orthopedic surgeons. The North Carolina Back Pain Project.},
  author={Timothy S. Carey and Joanne Garrett and Alexis H Jackman and Colm McLaughlin and Jane Fryer and Douglas R Smucker},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={333 14},
  pages={913-7}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with back pain receive quite different care from different types of health care practitioners. We performed a prospective observational study to determine whether the outcomes of and charges for care differ among primary care practitioners, chiropractors, and orthopedic surgeons. METHODS Two hundred eight practitioners in North Carolina were randomly selected from six strata: urban primary care physicians (n = 39), rural primary care physicians (n = 48), urban… CONTINUE READING