Defining and Describing Treatment Heterogeneity in New-Onset Idiopathic Lower Back and Extremity Pain Through Reconstruction of Longitudinal Care Sequences
Michael C Jin, Tej D Azad, Parastou Fatemi, Allen L Ho, Daniel Vail, Yi Zhang, Austin Y Feng, Lily H Kim, Jason P Bentley, Martin N. Stienen, Gordon Li, Atman M Desai, Anand Veeravagu & John K Ratliff
Surgically-managed LBP and LEP care sequences demonstrate high heterogeneity despite established practice guidelines. Outlier sequences associated with high opioid usage and costs can be identified and are characterized by increased early imaging and decreased early conservative management. Elements that may portend suboptimal longitudinal management could provide opportunities for standardization of patient care.
|citation||Jin M C, Azad T D, Fatemi P, Ho A L, Vail D, Zhang Y, Feng A Y, Kim L H, Bentley J P, Stienen M N, Li G, Desai A M, Veeravagu A, Ratliff J K. Defining and Describing Treatment Heterogeneity in New-Onset Idiopathic Lower Back and Extremity Pain Through Reconstruction of Longitudinal Care Sequences. Spine J 2021;.|
|type||journal paper/review (English)|
|date of publishing||22-05-2021|
|journal title||Spine J|