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Table 2 Description of clinical procedures performed during the clinical course

From: The clinical back pain courses described by information available in Danish central registries

   Total 2011–2013 2014–2015 2016–2017
Model I: MRI     
At least six months between courses Yes 54,062 (83.5%) 21,531 (85.5%) 15,716 (81.2%) 16,815 (83.2%)
No 10,695 (16.5%) 3665 (14.5%) 3.639 (18.8%) 3391 (16.8%)
Surgical treatment     
Yes 9923 (15.3%) 3995 (15.9%) 2886 (14.9%) 3042 (15.1%)
No 54,834 (84.7%) 21.201 (84.1%) 16,469 (85.1%) 17.164 (84.9%)
Referral to further rehabilitation     
Yes 19,911 (30.7%) 7055 (28.0%) 6180 (31.9%) 6676 (33.0%)
No 41,846 (69.3%) 18,141 (72.0%) 13,175 (68.1%) 13,530 (67.0%)
Model I I: MRI     
At least one year between courses Yes 52,262 (85.8%) 20,899 (88.0%) 15,113 (83.6%) 16,250 (85.2%)
No 8651 (14.2%) 2864 (12.0%) 2971 (16.4%) 2816 (14.8%)
Surgical treatment     
Yes 9944 (16.3%) 4022 (16.9%) 2871 (15.9%) 3051 (16.0%)
No 50,969 (83.7%) 19,741 (83.1%) 15,213 (84.1%) 16,015 (84%)
Referral to further rehabilitation     
Yes 19,888 (32.7%) 7111 (29.9%) 6122 (33.9%) 6655 (34.9%)
No 41,025 (67.3%) 16,652 (70.1%) 11,962 (66.1%) 12,411 (65.1%)
Model III: MRI     
At least two years between courses Yes 49,767 (86.8%) 20,284 (89.0%) 14,260 (84.8%) 15,223 (85.8%)
No 7570 (13.2%) 2506 (11.0%) 2549 (15.2%) 2515 (14.2%)
Surgical treatment     
Yes 9854 (17.2%) 4115 (18.1%) 2850 (17.0%) 2889 (16.3%)
No 47,483 (82.8%) 18,675 (81.9%) 13,959 (83.0%) 14,849 (83.7%)
Referral to further rehabilitation     
Yes 19,783 (34.5%) 7347 (32.2%) 6046 (36.0%) 6390 (36.0%)
No 37,554 (65.5%) 15,443 (67.8%) 10,763 (64.0%) 11,348 (64.0%)