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Table 3b

Six categories of similar patterns of approximated Back Pain Episodes-of-Care groups for “Users” of back pain services (N = 8,244)

CCC ”205”ICD “846”,“847”Both
A1) Single BP Period - Uncensored
One “active” round preceded and followed by “inactive” rounds
Round-by-Round Patterns: OOOXO, OOXOO, OXOOO
n = 2,82480.4%19.2%.4%
A2) Single BP Period – Censored
One “active” round bounded on one side by sample frame and bounded on other side by “inactive” rounds
Round-by-Round Patterns: OOOOX, XOOOO
n = 1,52683.9%15.8%.3%
B1) Two contiguous BP Periods - Uncensored
Two “active” rounds preceded and followed by “inactive” round
Round-by-Round Patterns: OXXOO, OOXXO
n = 51686.0%9.5%4.5%
B2) Two contiguous BP Periods - Censored
Two “active” rounds bounded on one side by sample frame and bounded on other side by “inactive” rounds
Round-by-Round Patterns: XXOOO, OOOXX
n = 67388.3%8.3%3.4%
C) Three or more contiguous BP Periods
Round-by-Round Patterns: OOXXX, OXXXO, XXXOO, OXXXX, XXXXO, XXXXX
n = 1,49592.8%3.3%3.9%
D) Multiple, recurrent BP Periods
Two or more “active” rounds interspersed with “inactive” rounds
Round Patterns: OOXOX, OXOOX, OXOXO, OXOXX, OXXOX, XOOOX, XOOXO, XOOXX, XOXOO, XOXOX, XOXXO, XOXXX, XXOOX, XXOXO, XXOXX, XXXOX.
n = 1,21088.4%6.3%5.3%

Note: Reading Row one as example, of the 2,824 individuals in category (A1), 80.4% were identified with only the chronic back pain CCC code “205” in all of their ambulatory events in the MEPS Utilization Events files, 19.2% were identified with only the acute back pain ICD “846” or “847” codes for all of their events, and less than 1% were identified as having both types of events (some of their events coded as CCC “205” and some of their events coded as ICD “846”,”847”).

This table constructs 6 categories of similar patterns of approximated Back Pain Episodes-of-Care groups, for adult Back Pain cases identified in MEPS Panels 5-through-10 Ambulatory Utilization Events files, Office-Based, Outpatient, ER, and Rx (N = 8,244).

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