The Low-Back Pain Implementation Collaborative has compiled a list of articles and other research that has informed efforts since it was launched in February 2022.



Amir Qaseem, Timothy J. Wilt, Robert M. McLean, et al; for the Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians . Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med.2017;166:514-530. [Epub 14 February 2017]. doi:10.7326/M16-2367

Cherkin DC. How Can the Intractable Problem of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain (CMP) Be Effectively Managed? The Need for a Well-Integrated Systems Approach. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 May;33(Suppl 1):4-6. doi: 10.1007/s11606-018-4362-5. PMID: 29633132; PMCID: PMC5902351.

Foster, Nadine & Anema, Johannes & Cherkin, Dan & Chou, Roger & Cohen, Steven & Gross, Douglas & Ferreira, Paulo & Fritz, Julie & Koes, Bart & Peul, Wilco & Turner, Judith & Maher, Chris & Buchbinder, Rachelle & Hartvigsen, Jan & Underwood, Martin & Tulder, Maurits & Cohen, Stephen & Costa, Lucíola & Croft, Peter & Woolf, Anthony. (2018). Prevention and treatment of low back pain: evidence, challenges, and promising directions. The Lancet. 391. 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30489-6.

Navathe AS, Liao JM. Aligning Value-Based Payments With Health Equity: A Framework for Reforming Payment Reforms. JAMA. 2022;328(10):925–926. doi:10.1001/jama.2022.14606

George, Steven Z.a,*; Goertz, Christinea; Hastings, S. Nicoleb,c; Fritz, Julie M.d. Transforming low back pain care delivery in the United States. PAIN 161(12):p 2667-2673, December 2020. | DOI: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001989

O’Connor DA, Glasziou P, Maher CG, et al. Effect of an Individualized Audit and Feedback Intervention on Rates of Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Imaging Requests by Australian General Practitioners: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2022;328(9):850–860. doi:10.1001/jama.2022.14587

Korenstein D, Gillespie EF. Audit and Feedback—Optimizing a Strategy to Reduce Low-Value Care. JAMA. 2022;328(9):833–835. doi:10.1001/jama.2022.14173

Schwartz MR, Cole AM, Keppel GA, Gilles R, Holmes J, Price C. Complementary and Integrative Health Knowledge and Practice in Primary Care Settings: A Survey of Primary Care Providers in the Northwestern United States. Global Advances in Health and Medicine. 2021;10. doi:10.1177/21649561211023377

DHRUVA, S.S., BACHHUBER, M.A., SHETTY, A., GUIDRY, H., GUDUGUNTLA, V. and REDBERG, R.F. (2022), A Policy Approach to Reducing Low-Value Device-Based Procedure Use. Milbank Quarterly., 100: 1006-1027.

Ganguli I, Ying W, Shakley T, Colbert JA, Mulligan KL, Friedberg MW. Cascade Services and Spending Following Low-Value Imaging for Uncomplicated Low Back Pain among Commercially Insured Adults. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Sep 29. doi: 10.1007/s11606-022-07829-2. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36175757.

Wewege M A, Bagg M K, Jones M D, Ferraro M C, Cashin A G, Rizzo R R et al. Comparative effectiveness and safety of analgesic medicines for adults with acute non-specific low back pain: systematic review and network meta-analysis BMJ 2023; 380 :e072962 doi:10.1136/bmj-2022-072962