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Longer term clinical and economic benefits of offering acupuncture care to patients with chronic low back pain

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  • K J Thomas
  • H MacPherson
  • J Ratcliffe
  • L Thorpe
  • J Brazier
  • M Campbell
  • M Fitter
  • M Roman
  • S Walters
  • J P Nicholl


Publication details

JournalHealth technology assessment
DatePublished - Aug 2005
Issue number32
Pages (from-to)iii-iv, ix-x, 1-109
Original languageEnglish


To test whether patients with persistent non-specific low back pain, when offered access to traditional acupuncture care alongside conventional primary care, gained more long-term relief from pain than those offered conventional care only, for equal or less cost. Safety and acceptability of acupuncture care to patients, and the heterogeneity of outcomes were also tested.

    Research areas

  • Acupuncture Therapy, Humans, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Adult, Low Back Pain, Middle Aged, Chronic Disease, Male, Female

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