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Treatment guidelines reduce LBP risk

Gabrielle Lis

Following international treatment guidelines reduces the risk of transition from short to long term lower back pain but in the US, 50% of LBP patients receive at least one form of sub par care.

The provision of high value health care depends on clinicians offering evidence-based treatment. However, for various reasons, clinicians don't always recommend treatments that comply with the best and latest evidence. Demonstrating that adherence to clinical guidelines improves health outcomes helps make the case that clinicians should adhere to the current gold standard treatment, even if that differs from what they learned in medical scho...

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