In this study, we explore a large sample of commercial beneficiaries with a single encounter with a clinician without further visits, termed “one-and-done” low back pain visits. The purpose was to examine the frequency of one-and-done low back pain patient visits across different clinician types in a commercial insured population, and compare imaging, opioid prescription rates, and costs across clinician types.
Authors:Pines JM, Harwood K, Andrilla CHA, Frogner BK
Journal/Publisher:Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington
Citation:Pines JM, Harwood K, Andrilla CHA, Frogner BK. Opioid Prescriptions, Radiography, and Costs for Self-Limited “One-and- Done” Lower Back Pain Visits in a Commercially Insured Population. Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, Mar 2022.
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