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2020 Sep 17

BMC Health Serv Res



Health-care access and utilization among individuals with low back pain in Iran: a WHO-ILAR COPCORD study.


Faezi S T, Baghdadi A, Nejadhosseinian M, Moradi-Lakeh M, Yekaninejad M S, Holakoui K, Moghimi N, Sandoughi M, Dehghan A, Banihashemi A T, Ghadimi M, Davatchi F
BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 Sep 17; 20(1):879.
PMID: 32943052.


Low back pain (LBP) is a major contributor to chronic pain and disability. The purpose of this study was to evaluate health-care access and utilization among patients with LBP in Iran. We also sought to study the pattern and characteristics of care-utilization behavior in these patients.