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Tick, tick, tick: The timing of intervention.

Anna Kelsey-Sugg

Intervention by nurse case managers during the first week after onset of back pain improves workers' satisfaction with their employer and healthcare provider and reduces sick leave absences.

Take Home Messages: Among workers with low back pain, contact by either a nurse case manager or a work supervisor can improve workers' satisfaction with their treatment by their employer and the care received from their healthcare provider.  However, to derive these benefits, intervention by the nurse case manager must occur within the first week after onset of pain, while intervention by the work supervisor must occur with...

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