Evidence-based Clinical Guidelines Project
These guidelines were retired January 14, 2016. HERC will continue to maintain coverage guidances on these topics. For details see our coverage guidances page.
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 (Retired 1/14/2016)
Derivative products based on these guidelines:Patient brochure based on the Guideline on the Evaluation and Management of Low Back Pain
Guideline for Advanced Imaging for Low Back Pain.pdf April 2012 (Retired 1/14/2016)
Guideline for Percutaneous Interventions for Low Back Pain.pdf June 2012 (Retired 1/14/2016)
Guideline Topics Currently Under Development
No evidence-based guidelines are currently under development.