A randomized controlled trial of acupuncture care for persistent low back pain: cost effectiveness analysis

Author: Ratcliffe J, Thomas KJ, MacPherson H, Brazier J.
Conference/Journal: BMJ
Date published: 2006
Other: Volume ID: 23 , Pages: 626 , Word Count: 58

To evaluate the cost effectiveness of acupuncture in the management of persistent non-specific low back pain, ten individualised acupuncture treatments were given over three months or usual care only. A short course of traditional acupuncture for persistent non-specific low back pain in primary care conferred a modest health benefit for minor extra cost as compared with usual care.