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Table 1 A descriptive summary of variables extracted from the EMR comparing pre-study and study patients

From: Changes in primary care physician’s management of low back pain in a model of interprofessional collaborative care: an uncontrolled before-after study

EMR selected variable Pre-study Study
Number of cases 51 49
Number of females (%) 27 (53) 21 (43)
Mean patient age (sd) 59 (17.6) 59 (13.6)
Severity of presenting condition (median) 2 of 5 2 of 5
Number patients prescribed medication (%) 44 (86.3) 21 (43.9)
Total number of medications prescribed 63 24
Average number of prescriptions (sd) 1.24 (0.71) 0.47 (0.62)
Total number of patient visits 132 101
Average number of physician visits (sd) 2.6 (1.3) 2.1 (1.6)
Median number of physician visits (range) 2.5 (5) 1.0 (6)