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Early assessment and triage of patients with back pain 

Early assessment and triage of patients with back pain
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Early assessment and triage of patients with back pain
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Sarah Ferguson

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10.1093/med/9780199609772.003.0002
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date: 23 October 2019

Assess patients using diagnostic triage categories of Serious Pathology or ‘Red Flags’, Nerve Root and Mechanical Back Pain, but keep the diagnosis under review

Identify the barriers to recovery at an early stage using the Flags system

The explanations and reassurance you give to the patient are pivotal...

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