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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

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Clinical course, characteristics and prognostic indicators in patients presenting with back and leg pain in primary care. The ATLAS study protocol

  • Kika Konstantinou1Email author,
  • Ruth Beardmore1,
  • Kate M Dunn1,
  • Martyn Lewis1,
  • Samantha L Hider1,
  • Tom Sanders1,
  • Sue Jowett1,
  • Simon Somerville1,
  • Siobhan Stynes1,
  • Danielle AWM van der Windt1,
  • Steven Vogel1 and
  • Elaine M Hay1
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders201213:4

Received: 16 November 2011

Accepted: 20 January 2012

Published: 20 January 2012

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20 Jan 2012 Editorially accepted
20 Jan 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2474-13-4

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Authors’ Affiliations

Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Primary Care Sciences, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK