Risk-stratified primary care management of low back pain reduced disability.
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Name: Annals of internal medicine
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22351733
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1059/0003-4819-156-4-201202210-02007
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Competitive Medical Plans
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