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Type: Journal article
Title: Managing shoulder pain in general practice: The value of academic detailing
Author: Broadhurst, N.
Barton, C.
Yelland, L.
Martin, D.
Beilby, J.
Citation: Australian Family Physician, 2006; 35(9):751-752
Publisher: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Issue Date: 2006
ISSN: 0300-8495
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Norman A. Broadhurst, Christopher A. Barton, Lisa N. Yelland, David K. Martin and Justin J. Beilby
Abstract: After low back pain and neck pain, shoulder pain is the third musculoskeletal reason for presentation to general practice, with a self reported prevalence of 16-26%. Approximately 1% of the adult population is expected to visit a general practitioner annually for shoulder pain. Shoulder complaints are more common in women and despite the fact that 50% of acute shoulder pain resolves in 8-10 weeks, many patients present with the anticipation of being referred for imaging.
Keywords: education; diagnosis; shoulder pain; family practice; methods; continuing; medicine
Description: Copyright © Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Copyright to Australian Family Physician. Reproduced with permission. Permission to reproduce must be sought from the publisher, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
RMID: 0020062775
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