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Super intensive whiplash treatment no better than conservative care

Robert Preidt writing in Healthday reported on a study published in The Lancet, which found that “more costly, intensive treatment is no better than usual care at hastening recovery from whiplash.”

According to the article, “researchers looked at more than 3,800 British whiplashwhiplash patients to compare a more intensive approach to treatment (‘active management’) against usual care at 15 hospital emergency departments.” Preidt added that “researchers led by Sarah Lamb of the University of Warwick found little difference in recovery levels between active management and usual care patients at four, eight and 12 months after initial treatment in the emergency department.” Active management sessions are more expensive than usual care.

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