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Costs and Utilities of Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Standard Care for Low Prioritized Orthopedic Outpatients of Working Age: A Cost Consequence Analysis.

Lilje, Stina Charlotta; Persson, Ulf LU ; Tangen, Stine Tessem; Kåsamoen, Stine and Skillgate, Eva (2014) In Clinical Journal of Pain 30(8). p.730-736
Abstract
Treatment for musculoskeletal disorders in primary care in Sweden is generally initiated with advice and medication. Second line therapy is physiotherapy and/or injection and radiography; third line therapy is referral to an orthopedist. Manual therapy is not routine. It is a challenge to identify patients who benefit from treatment by different specialists. The current referral strategy probably contributes to long waiting lists in orthopedic departments which is costly and implies prolonged suffering for the patients. The aim of this health economic evaluation is to compare costs and outcomes from naprapathic manual therapy (NMT) with orthopedic standard care for common, low prioritized, non surgical musculoskeletal disorders, after... (More)
Treatment for musculoskeletal disorders in primary care in Sweden is generally initiated with advice and medication. Second line therapy is physiotherapy and/or injection and radiography; third line therapy is referral to an orthopedist. Manual therapy is not routine. It is a challenge to identify patients who benefit from treatment by different specialists. The current referral strategy probably contributes to long waiting lists in orthopedic departments which is costly and implies prolonged suffering for the patients. The aim of this health economic evaluation is to compare costs and outcomes from naprapathic manual therapy (NMT) with orthopedic standard care for common, low prioritized, non surgical musculoskeletal disorders, after second line treatment. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Treatment for musculoskeletal disorders in primary care in Sweden is generally initiated with advice and medication. Second line therapy is physiotherapy and/or injection and radiography; third line therapy is referral to an orthopedist. Manual therapy is not routine. It is a challenge to identify patients who benefit from treatment by different specialists. The current referral strategy probably contributes to long waiting lists in orthopedic departments which is costly and implies prolonged suffering for the patients. The aim of this health economic evaluation is to compare costs and outcomes from naprapathic manual therapy (NMT) with orthopedic standard care for common, low prioritized, non surgical musculoskeletal disorders, after second line treatment.},
  author       = {Lilje, Stina Charlotta and Persson, Ulf and Tangen, Stine Tessem and Kåsamoen, Stine and Skillgate, Eva},
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  publisher    = {Lippincott Williams & Wilkins},
  series       = {Clinical Journal of Pain},
  title        = {Costs and Utilities of Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Standard Care for Low Prioritized Orthopedic Outpatients of Working Age: A Cost Consequence Analysis.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/AJP.0000000000000000},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2014},
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