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2022 Dec 06

Appl Health Econ Health Policy

A Guideline-Implementation Intervention to Improve the Management of Low Back Pain in Primary Care: A Difference-in-Difference-in-Differences Analysis.


Wilson R, Pryymachenko Y, Abbott HJ, Dean S, Stanley J, Garrett S, Mathieson F, Dowell A, Darlow B
Appl Health Econ Health Policy. 2022 Dec 06.
PMID: 36471226.


Real-world adherence to clinical practice guidelines is often poor, resulting in sub-standard patient care and unnecessary healthcare costs. This study evaluates the effect of a guideline-implementation intervention for the management of low back pain (LBP) in general practice-the Fear Reduction Exercised Early (FREE) approach-on LBP-related injury insurance claims, healthcare utilisation, and costs of treatment.