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Table 2 GP management of Whiplash Associated Disorders

From: Management of Whiplash Associated Disorders in Australian general practice

Management action n % of WAD problems (95% CI)
 At least 1 medication 73 53.3 (44.4–62.2)
 At least 1 other treatment 50 36.5 (28.2–44.7)
 At least 1 referral 35 25.5 (17.9–33.2)
 At least 1 imaging test 25 18.2 (11.2–25.3)
  n Rate per 100 WAD problems managed
Medications 103 75.2 (57.7–92.7)
 Prescribed 74 54.0 (36.0–72.0)
 Advised OTC 27 19.7 (11.7–27.7)
 GP supplied 2 1.5a
Other treatments 64 46.7 (34.9–58.5)
bClinical 37 27 (18.8–35.2)
cProcedural 27 19.7 (11–28.4)
Referrals 35 25.5 (17.9–33.2)
 Specialist 2 1.5a
 Allied health services 31 22.6 (15.0–30.2)
 Other referral 2 1.5a
Imaging 29 21.2 (12.7–29.6)
 Diagnostic radiology 17 12.4 (6.0–18.8)
 Computerised tomography 10 7.3 (1.7–12.9)
 Magnetic resonance imaging 2 1.5a
  1. CI: 95% confidence interval; OTC: advised over-the-counter medication
  2. a95% CIs not calculable due to low frequency
  3. bClinical treatments include advice, education, counselling, reassurance
  4. cProcedures include all physical treatments (i.e. manual therapy, injection and splinting)
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