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Association of worker characteristics and early reimbursement for physical therapy, chiropractic and opioid prescriptions with workers’ compensation claim duration, for cases of acute low back pain: an observational cohort study

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  • Jason W Busse The Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Department of Anesthesia, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Shanil Ebrahim Department of Anesthesia, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Department of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA Department of Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Diane Heels-Ansdell Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Li Wang Department of Anesthesia, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Rachel Couban Department of Anesthesia, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Stephen D Walter Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Professor Jason W Busse; bussejw{at}mcmaster.ca
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Busse JW, Ebrahim S, Heels-Ansdell D, et al
Association of worker characteristics and early reimbursement for physical therapy, chiropractic and opioid prescriptions with workers’ compensation claim duration, for cases of acute low back pain: an observational cohort study

Publication history

  • Received January 30, 2015
  • Revised July 13, 2015
  • Accepted July 21, 2015
  • First published August 26, 2015.
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August 26, 2015
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