The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of implementing the STarT Back strategy for categorizing and treating patients at low, medium, and high risk of persistent low back pain in primary care clinics on patients’ physical function and pain severity.

Project page: Can Using Patient Reports of Low Back Pain Help to Better Direct Patients to Treatments?
Principal Investigator: Dan Cherkin, PhD, MS
Organization: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington
Original project title: Evaluation of a Patient-Centered Risk Stratification Method for Improving Primary Care for Back Pain
HSRProj ID: 20143334
ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT02286141

To cite this document, please use: Cherkin D, Balderson B, Wellman R.et al. 2018. Can Using Patient Reports of Low Back Pain Help to Better Direct Patients to Treatments? Washington, DC: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). https://doi.org/10.25302/11.2018.CER.398

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