Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, December 30th, 2007
"Evidence-based guidelines for low back pain suggest that plain radiography should be restricted to patients with suspected serious disease. Among primary healthcare providers who can request radiographs, chiropractors are thought to have utilization rates that exceed what is recommended by practice guidelines. It is uncertain whether this gap between evidence and practice begins in undergraduate training. We screened 1241 consecutive patients with a new episode of low back pain...
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