Tailored Back Pain Treatment Reduces Work Absence by 50%

Tailored Back Pain Treatment Reduces Work Absence by 50%Treating patients based on their risk of persistent back pain led to a 50% reduction in lost work time in a new study.

Researchers found that identifying whether patients had a “high”, “medium”, or “low” risk of ongoing pain, and then tailoring treatment based on that stratification, significantly improved treatment outcomes. Not only were work absences halved,  patients receiving stratified care had greater reductions in ...

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