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Table 3 Utilization of facet joint interventions by speciality.

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

  2002 2006 Change from 2002
Speciality Services Percent Rate Services Percent Rate Percent Rate
Interventional Pain Management 529,220 87.1% 1,307 1,256,860 74.5% 2,900 -15% 122%
   Anesthesiology 338,660 55.7% 836 524,340 31.1% 1,210 -44% 45%
   Pain Management 78,080 12.8% 193 459,520 27.2% 1,060 112% 450%
Anesthesiology & Pain Management 416,740 68.5% 1,029 983,860 58.3% 2,270 -15% 121%
   Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 54,000 8.9% 133 148,980 8.8% 344 -1% 158%
   Orthopedic Surgery 24,600 4.0% 61 51,860 3.1% 120 -24% 97%
   Neurology 23,140 3.8% 57 49,400 2.9% 114 -23% 100%
   Neurosurgery 9,320 1.5% 23 21,080 1.2% 49 -19% 111%
   Psychiatry 1,420 0.2% 4 1,680 0.1% 4 -57% 11%
Family & General Practice/Internal Medicine 24,300 4.0% 60 314,420 18.6% 725 366% 1109%
Others 54,240 8.9% 134 116,900 6.9% 270 -22% 101%
   Diagnostic Radiology 14,100 2.3% 35 20,140 1.2% 46 -49% 33%
   Nurse Practitioners/CRNA's 860 0.1% 2 4,580 0.3% 11 92% 398%
   Others 39,280 6.5% 97 92,180 5.5% 213 -16% 119%
Total 607,760 100% 1,501 1,688,180 100% 3,895 178% 160%
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