The Relationship Between Low Back Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Surgery, and Spending: Impact of Physician Self-Referral Status
Shreibati, Jacqueline Baras
Baker, Laurence C
Health services research 2011 Oct; 46(5): 1362-81
To examine the relationship between use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and receipt of surgery for patients with low back pain.
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