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A cost consequences analysis of local corticosteroid injection and physiotherapy for the treatment of new episodes of unilateral shoulder pain in primary care.

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OBJECTIVE: Local steroid injections and community-based physiotherapy have been shown to be of similar benefit for treating shoulder pain presenting to primary care. This paper presents a cost consequences analysis of a prospective economic evaluation, conducted alongside a randomized clinical trial (RCT) of corticosteroid injections versus physiotherapy for new episodes of unilateral shoulder pain, to determine the economic implications of injection versus physiotherapy. METHODS: A pragmatic...

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10.1093/rheumatology/kei043

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
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Author
Journal:
Rheumatology (Oxford, England)
Volume:
44
Issue:
11
Pages:
1447-1451
Publication date:
2005-11-05
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EISSN:
1462-0332
ISSN:
1462-0324
URN:
uuid:647034f1-38b7-4798-938f-b45ccb32f18e
Source identifiers:
199761
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pubs:199761

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