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2020 Mar 12

BMC Health Serv Res



Cost-effectiveness of pain management services for chronic low back pain: a systematic review of published studies.


AlMazrou SH, Elliott RA, Knaggs RD, AlAujan SS
BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 Mar 12; 20(1):194.
PMID: 32164720.


Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a highly prevalent condition that has substantial impact on patients, the healthcare system and society. Pain management services (PMS), which aim to address the complex nature of back pain, are recommended in clinical practice guidelines to manage CLBP. Although the effectiveness of such services has been widely investigated in relation to CLBP, the quality of evidence underpinning the use of these services remains moderate. Therefore the aim is to summarize and critically appraise the current evidence for the cost effectiveness of pain management services for managing chronic back pain.