Training program helps minimize unnecessary referrals for scoliosis

02/18/2013 | Reuters

The number of referrals made by pediatricians to orthopedic surgeons for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis dropped 20% in the two years following the implementation of a training program, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. The program, which consisted of informational sessions and decision support tools on scoliosis, may have prevented an estimated 131 unnecessary referrals, researchers said.

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