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How Well Do Family Practice and Emergency Department Physicians Manage Low Back Pain


A recent review examined how well family practice and emergency department physicians follow recommended guidelines on managing low back pain. See what they found with these 10 questions.

Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common problems for which patients seek care from physicians. Multiple guidelines have been issued on the best practices in managing LBP and they are generally in agreement regarding these.

A recent paper reviewed the studies that have examined whether family practice (FP) and emergency department (ED) physicians follow the recommendations of the guidelines in 26 studies published between 2003 and 2018, involving 194 388 patients. The following 10 questions are based on the results.

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