M E Suarez-Almazor
Affiliation: University of Alberta
- Use of lumbar radiographs for the early diagnosis of low back pain. Proposed guidelines would increase utilizationM E Suarez-Almazor
Public Health Sciences Department, Healthcare Quality and Outcomes Research Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
JAMA 277:1782-6. 1997..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential impact of these guidelines in patients with new episodes of low back pain seen in primary care settings...
- Utilization and predictive value of laboratory tests in patients referred to rheumatologists by primary care physiciansM E Suarez-Almazor
Healthcare Quality and Outcomes Research Centre, the Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
J Rheumatol 25:1980-5. 1998..We evaluate the utilization patterns and predictive value of these tests in patients referred to rheumatologists by primary care physicians...