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J Manipulative Physiol Ther. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2011 Oct 8.
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J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2010 Oct; 33(8): 562–575.
Published online 2010 Oct 8. doi:  10.1016/j.jmpt.2010.08.017

Table 2

Adult MEPS respondents with ambulatory back pain utilization events in Office-based (OB), OutPatient (OP), ER, and Prescription medication (Rxa) event files, i.e. “Users” of back pain services (N=8,244).

PanelRespondentsEventsEvents only CCC “205”Events only ICD 846,847Events coded with both CCC “205” and ICD 846,847
101,40419,00317,5961,36344
91,46919,44517,6021,655188
81,40618,65916,9081,67576
71,33616,85815,2821,434142
61,79921,09318,6652,183245
583010,1358,8061,213116
Pooled across Panels 5–10:N=8,244105,19394,859 (90.2%)9,523 (9%)811 (0.8%)

Note: Back Pain events defined as ICD-9 code 846 (sacroiliac sprain/strain), ICD-9 code 847 (other back sprain/strain), or CCC code 205 (spondylosis, intervertebral disc disorders, other back problems). Reading row one as example, of the 19,003 back pain utilization events identified in Panel 10, 17,596 of these events were coded as CCC “205”, 1,363 of these events were coded ICD 846 or 847, and 44 were coded CCC “205” and ICD 846,847.

aExcludes Rx associated with Inpatient hospitalizations for back pain.
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