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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

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Cost-effectiveness of minimal interventional procedures for chronic mechanical low back pain: design of four randomised controlled trials with an economic evaluation

  • Esther T Maas1Email author,
  • Johan NS Juch2,
  • J George Groeneweg2,
  • Raymond WJG Ostelo1, 3,
  • Bart W Koes4,
  • Arianne P Verhagen4,
  • Merel van Raamt5,
  • Frank Wille6,
  • Frank JPM Huygen2 and
  • Maurits W van Tulder1, 3
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders201213:260

Received: 26 November 2012

Accepted: 14 December 2012

Published: 28 December 2012

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26 Nov 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
10 Dec 2012 Author responded Author comments - Esther Maas
Resubmission - Version 2
10 Dec 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
14 Dec 2012 Editorially accepted
28 Dec 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2474-13-260

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam
Department of Anaesthesiology, Erasmus Medical Centre
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU, University Medical Center Amsterdam
Department of General Practice, Erasmus Medical Centre
Sport Medical Center Papendal
Department of Anaesthesiology, Diakonessenhuis