Trends in disability duration and cost of workers' compensation low back pain claims (1988-1996).

@article{Hashemi1998TrendsID,
  title={Trends in disability duration and cost of workers' compensation low back pain claims (1988-1996).},
  author={Lobat Hashemi and Barbara S. Webster and Edward A. Clancy},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={40 12},
  pages={1110-9}
}
Previously published epidemiologic studies of low back pain (LBP) have reported that the prevalence of low back disability has increased dramatically. These studies based their findings on either the number of disability claims filed, the disability duration, or both. This information was from countries other than the United States or from the US Social Security Disability Insurance data, with findings reported only to the early 1980s. More recent studies of US workers' compensation LBP claims… CONTINUE READING

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