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Low back pain alone was estimated to have contributed almost 3% to the total national increase in health care spending from 1987 to 2000.

Thorpe, Kenneth E, Curtis S Florence, and Peter Joski. Which Medical Conditions Account for the Rise in Health Care Spending?. Health Aff. 2004; http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/early/2004/08/25/hlthaff.w4.437/suppl/DC1

Reference

Title
Which Medical Conditions Account for the Rise in Health Care Spending?
Publication
Health Aff
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Thorpe, Kenneth E, Curtis S Florence, and Peter Joski
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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