Does Unrestricted Access to Physical Therapy Reduce Health Spending?



    Description:

    This study uses commercial health insurance claims data to investigate whether timing of access to physical therapists impacts health care utilization and costs for patients with lower back pain. This study is funded by the Health Care Cost Institute State Grant Program and the Arnold Foundation.

    Lead Researcher: Bianca K. Frogner, PhD
    Contact Info: bfrogner@uw.edu, 206-616-9657

  • Funder:

    Health Care Cost Institute State Grant Program and the Arnold Foundation

     

  • Status:

    Complete

Publications/Presentations

Authors Title Type Documents/Media
Frogner BK, Harwood K, Pines J, Andrilla CHA, Schwartz M Early Findings from Study on Early and Unrestricted Access to Physical Therapy PRESENTATION