Low Back Pain Initiative
St. Mary's Tackles Low Back Pain
St Mary’s increasingly recognizes the importance of a healthy work force. We have looked at driving healthier behaviors (such as getting screenings, physicals) through co-pay and premium reductions, but until recently, not at opportunities to improve health outcomes and reduce costs of care through standardizing evidence based clinical practice. Our first focused initiative in this area is around issues of low back pain. The powerpoint presentation link below provides an overview of our initiative that tackles this challenge through evidence-based best practice.
Low Back Pain Initiative (powerpoint presentation in pdf format)
Diagnosis & Treatment of LBP (pdf format)
VMHC Solutions Annual Report 0908 (pdf format)