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An algorithm comprising 7 baseline variables predicted the 2 year work disability status in non-specific back pain
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    Sometimes small things can make a big difference: Dionne et al. respond to Evans and Hadler
    • Clermont E. Dionne, Investigator
    • Other Contributors:
      • Renée Bourbonnais, Pierre Frémont, Michel Rossignol, Susan R. Stock and Isabelle Larocque

    Dear Editor,

    We agree with doctors Evans and Hadler that our clinical decision rule[1] should be validated in another setting and that it should be shown to cause more good than harm before it could be widely used. Our study was a first step in the process of developing a predictive tool for the occupational outcome of back pain. In a next phase of development, not only should the rule be validated in a new group of...

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