Index to Chiropractic Literature
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  Title LBP Guidelines 2008. Diagnosis and treatment of low back pain: A joint clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society. What's new? What's different?
Journal eJ Acad Chiropr Orthoped. 2008 Mar;5(1):Online access only p. 8-12
Peer Review No
Publication Type Article
Abstract/Notes Excerpt: In October of last year (2007), the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the American Pain Society (APS) released a new clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of low back pain. This is the most comprehensive, national-level guideline to be released on this topic since the seminal Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) Clinical Practice Guideline #14 "Acute Low Back Problems in Adults" was released in 1994. (Disclaimer: I am a co-author on the new guideline in my role as a member of the ACP guideline committee). Since the 1994 guideline, there has been a vast increase in the research on back pain, including a Patient Outcome Research Team, and the numerous systematic reviews and meta-analyses sponsored by the Cochrane Back Group. So the time seemed ripe for a re-examination of the evidence. What should clinicians make of this new guideline? What's new or different compared to the AHCPR guideline, and can clinicians trust it?>

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