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BACK pain ranks second only to upper respiratory illness as a symptomatic reason for office visits to physicians.1 About 70% of adults have low back pain at some time, but only 14% have an episode that lasts more than 2 weeks. About 1.5% have such episodes with features of sciatica.2,3...
To the Editor.
—The Letter From Utrecht1 introduces to the reader some current aspects of health care provision in the Netherlands and proposed changes. While this is an informative and interesting "letter," I must take exception to the conclusion stated in the...
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PREVENTING pressure ulcers is "low-tech" health care in an increasingly "high-tech" world where the risk of this malady is rising.
So says Nancy Bergstrom, RN, PhD, chair of a private-expert panel advising a government agency that has just issued a series of recommendations for...
—To test the effect of water fluoridated to 1 ppm on the incidence of hip fractures in the elderly.
—The incidence of femoral neck fractures in...
—I appreciate Dr Wopat's clarification of this issue. Given that Medicaid would pay for all initial diagnostic visits, the burden on physicians of failure to pay for treatments "below the line" would be even less than I described in my response to Dr...
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