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How common is imaging for low back pain in primary and emergency care? Systematic review and meta-analysis of over 4 million imaging requests across 21 years

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  • Aron Downie Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School, School of Public Health, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University, Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Mark Hancock Discipline of Physiotherapy, Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Hazel Jenkins Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie University, Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Rachelle Buchbinder Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Cabrini Hospital, Cabrini Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Victoria, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Ian Harris South Western Sydney Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Martin Underwood Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, Health Sciences Research Institute, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Stacy Goergen School of Clinical Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, New South Wales, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Chris G Maher Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School, School of Public Health, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Aron Downie, Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, Sydney School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia; aron.downie{at}sydney.edu.au
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Downie A, Hancock M, Jenkins H, et al
How common is imaging for low back pain in primary and emergency care? Systematic review and meta-analysis of over 4 million imaging requests across 21 years

Publication history

  • Accepted January 21, 2019
  • First published February 13, 2019.

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