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Explosive growth of facet joint interventions in the medicare population in the United States: a comparative evaluation of 1997, 2002, and 2006 data

  • Laxmaiah Manchikanti1Email author,
  • Vidyasagar Pampati1,
  • Vijay Singh2,
  • Mark V Boswell3,
  • Howard S Smith4 and
  • Joshua A Hirsch5
BMC Health Services Research201010:84

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-10-84

Received: 4 November 2009

Accepted: 30 March 2010

Published: 30 March 2010

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Original Submission
4 Nov 2009 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
30 Nov 2009 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Cynthia Peterson
21 Jan 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ann McKenzie Brown
4 Feb 2010 Author responded Author comments - Laxmaiah Manchikanti
Resubmission - Version 3
4 Feb 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 3
23 Feb 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ann McKenzie Brown
8 Mar 2010 Author responded Author comments - Laxmaiah Manchikanti
Resubmission - Version 4
8 Mar 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 4
Publishing
30 Mar 2010 Editorially accepted
30 Mar 2010 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-10-84

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Pain Management Center of Paducah
(2)
Pain Diagnostics Associates
(3)
Texas Tech. University Health Sciences Center
(4)
Albany Medical College
(5)
Massachusetts General Hospital

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