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Evidence Based Guidelines


State of Oregon Evidence-Based Clinical Guidelines Project

Lead Staff:

Cat Livingston, MD, MPH

Completed Guidelines

The Office of Oregon Health Policy and Research, in collaboration partners such as the Oregon Health Leadership Council and the Oregon Healthcare Quality Corporation began work with the Center for Evidence-based Policy to create balanced, evidence-based guidelines, the first of which was the evaluation and management of low back pain. The responsibility for continued guideline creation was placed with the Health Evidence Review Commission in January 2012.

The guidelines below were vetted through a public process overseen by the HERC

Guideline on the Evaluation and Management of Low Back Pain.pdf October 2011
Guideline for Advanced Imaging for Low Back Pain.pdf April 2012
Guideline for Percutaneous Interventions for Low Back Pain.pdf June 2012

Derivative products based on these guidelines:
Patient brochure based on the Guideline on the Evaluation and Management of Low Back Pain

Public Comment

The Health Evidence Review Commission posts draft guidelines to this website for public comment as they become available. Comments may be emailed to HERC.Info@state.or.us and will be accepted for 30 days following a draft guideline's posting.

Guideline Topics Currently Under Development

No evidence-based guidelines are currently under development. 

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