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Table 3 Summary of variables from the EMR of study patients who attended for care during the study

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 Not referred Referred to chiropractor
Number of cases 19 30
Number of female cases (%) 9 (47) 12 (40)
Mean patient age (sd) 60 (16.3) 58 (11.7)
Severity of presenting condition (median) 2 of 5+ 2 of 5+
Low back pain +/− buttock pain (%) 5 (26) 24 (80)
Low back pain + leg radiations (%) 9 (47) 5 (17)
Presence of neurological deficits 11 (58) 12 (40)
Presence of co-morbidities (%) 12 (63) 13 (43)
Medication was prescribed (%) 7(37) 14 (47)
Average number of prescriptions (sd) 0.42 (0.61) 0.50 (0.63)
Average number of physician visits (sd) 2.6 (2.0) 1.8 (1.1)
Imaging was requisitioned (%) 14 (74) 15 (50)
  1. (+ Severity graded between 0 and 5, where 5 was most severe.).