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Prognostic factors for duration of sick leave in patients sick listed with acute low back pain: a systematic review of the literature
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    Good review but caution advised to readers!
    • Owen Moore, Clinical Specialist Physical Therapist

    Dear Editor,

    I commend Steenstra et al (2005) for their paper and its succinct systematic review of quality inception cohorts in the area of acute low back pain (ALBP). Many of the 79 items discussed have been long overdue such a review and I was quite surprised to learn that many traditional practice patterns (e.g. asking ALBP patients about smoking status, previous LBP history) might need some reconsideration...

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