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Spotlight on Pain Management

The Influence of Low Value Physical Therapy Care for Low Back Pain on Down Stream Healthcare Utilization and Medication Use Within the Military Health System

by Shawn Farrokhi, PT, PhD
Seminar date: 2/1/2022

Description: There is a growing awareness of the problem of low value physical therapy care. Low-value care is broadly defined as interventions that provide patients with little-to-no benefit or cause harm. In a retrospective analysis of physical therapy care data from nearly 5000 patients who received care for low back pain in a military treatment facility we evaluated whether the use of specific intervention modalities could be interpreted as low value care.

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