Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are conducting qualitative interviews (35-45 minutes) with primary care physicians to learn about how they work up patients presenting with back pain. Other questions specific to related conditions will also be included. Interviews will be conducted in person or by phone. Researchers hope to gain insight into diagnostic decision-making and typical clinical practices as they apply to back pain patients. If you choose to participate, your interview will be recorded and your responses will be de-identified and pooled with responses from other physicians. You will be compensated for your time.
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This research is supported by funds from Novartis.