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Clinical decision support and acute low back pain: evidence-based order sets.
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PMID:  23025864     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for visits to physicians in the ambulatory care setting. Estimated medical expenditures related to low back pain have increased disproportionately relative to the more modest increase in the prevalence of self-reported low back pain in the past decade. The increase in spine care expenditures has not been associated with improved patient outcomes. Evidence-based order templates presented in this article are designed to assist practitioners through the process of managing patients with acute low back pain. A logical method of choosing, developing, and implementing clinical decision support interventions is presented that is based on the best available scientific evidence. These templates may be reasonably expected to improve patient care, decrease inappropriate imaging utilization, reduce the inappropriate use of steroids and narcotics, and potentially decrease the number of inappropriate invasive procedures.
Scott E Forseen; Amanda S Corey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1558-349X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Coll Radiol     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101190326     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Radiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  704-712.e4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 American College of Radiology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology Section, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, Georgia. Electronic address:
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