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Doctors and back pain: Who you see influences the treatment you get

Hannah Bourne

While some doctors follow best practice guidelines for lower back pain, many get it wrong...

Take Home Messages: In the treatment of patients with acute low back pain, doctors practising occupational (workplace) medicine are the most likely to follow treatment guidelines. Emergency doctors follow guidelines on treatment but are less likely to follow evidence-based practice regarding activity advice. GPs and doctors who have been in practice longer are least likely to follow guidelines. A significant proportion of...

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