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Psychiatric comorbidity as predictor of costs in back pain patients undergoing disc surgery: a longitudinal observational study

  • Alexander Konnopka1Email author,
  • Margrit Löbner2,
  • Melanie Luppa2,
  • Dirk Heider1, 2,
  • Sven Heinrich1,
  • Steffi Riedel-Heller2,
  • Hans Jörg Meisel3,
  • Lutz Günther4,
  • Jürgen Meixensberger5 and
  • Hans-Helmut König1
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders201213:165

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2474-13-165

Received: 12 September 2011

Accepted: 21 August 2012

Published: 3 September 2012

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Original Submission
12 Sep 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
21 Sep 2011 Author responded Author comments - Alexander Konnopka
Resubmission - Version 3
21 Sep 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 3
13 Dec 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Zina Trost
12 Jun 2012 Author responded Author comments - Alexander Konnopka
Resubmission - Version 4
12 Jun 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 4
Publishing
21 Aug 2012 Editorially accepted
3 Sep 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2474-13-165

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Medical Sociology and Health Economics, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf
(2)
Institute of Social Medicine, Occupational Health and Public Health, University of Leipzig
(3)
Department of Neurosurgery, Berufsgenossenschaftliche Kliniken Bergmannstrost
(4)
Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital St. Georg gGmbH
(5)
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Leipzig

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