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  1. Low back pain hospitalization : recent United States trends and regional variations. Point of view.

    Article - En anglais

    Study Design

    This study describes recent United States trends and regional variations in the management of low back back pain.


    The authors investigated recent temporal trends and compared pratices in different geographic regions.

    Sumlmary of Background data

    Controversy exists concerning the appropriate medical and surgical management of patients with low back pain.


    National Hospital Discharge Surgery data from 1979 through 1990 were analyzed.

    Case selection was based on previously developed algorithms intended to exclude nonmechanical causes of back pain.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Lombalgie, Rachis lombaire, Homme, Traitement, Variation géographique, Hospitalisation, Système santé, Utilisation, Région, Douleur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rachis pathologie, Rachialgie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Low back pain, Lumbar spine, Human, Treatment, Geographical variation, Hospitalization, Health system, Use, Region, Pain, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Disease of the spine, Rachialgia

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0494503

    Code Inist : 002B15F. Création : 199501.