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Cost of low back pain claims in most recent year that you have

We would like to know the number of low back pain claims and the cost. This is to update statistics we have previously received directly from the website. Our most recent figures are for 2012-2013 where we quote $110 million for acute and chronic LBP claims Happy to process ourselves if in excel spreadsheet format

We are researchers from University of Otago, and AUT who are exploring stratified care for people with acute LBP and the feasibility of translating STarT Back (screening tool and matched care) in NZ. This is funded by an HRC Activation Grant.
The system and societal costs of funding LBP help to put the problem into context and justify the research in this area.
If we can target intervention to those with high risk of developing persisting LBP and associated disability, while decreasing intervention to those who are likely to get better anyway, there is potential for health system savings.

Currently we are quoting 2012-2013 data. Needs to be updated

Response from
Accident Compensation Corporation

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Kia ora Please find the link below to the information as per your request. I hope this is helpful. If you have any questions about this response, please contact my team at Link to data: Kind regards Analytics & Reporting, ACC

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