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Rundell SD, Gold LS, Hansen RN
Impact of co-morbidities on resource use and adherence to guidelines among commercially insured adults with new visits for back pain.
The purpose of this study was to assess if co-morbidity is associated with higher use of back-related care and adherence to back pain guidelines. The investigators found that co-morbidity burden and the presence of specific chronic conditions, such as musculoskeletal conditions, were associated with high long-term use of back-related care and care inconsistent with guidelines.
Citation: Rundell SD, Gold LS, Hansen RN . Impact of co-morbidities on resource use and adherence to guidelines among commercially insured adults with new visits for back pain. J Eval Clin Pract 2017 Dec;23(6):1218-26. doi: 10.1111/jep.12763..
Keywords: Back Health and Pain, Guidelines, Health Services Research (HSR), Healthcare Utilization, Patient Adherence/Compliance