Spinal Injections: Update to the March 2011 WA HTA Report

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Evidence & Policy Summary: References

January 2013

Center for Evidence-based Policy

Medicaid Evidence-based Decisions Project (MED)

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About the Center for Evidence-based Policy and the Medicaid Evidence-based Decisions (MED) Project

The Center for Evidence-based Policy (Center) is recognized as a national leader in evidencebased decision making and policy design. The Center understands the needs of policymakers and supports public organizations by providing reliable information to guide decisions, maximize existing resources, improve health outcomes, and reduce unnecessary costs. The Center specializes in ensuring diverse and relevant perspectives are considered, and appropriate resources are leveraged to strategically address complex policy issues with highquality evidence and collaboration. The Center is based at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon.

The Medicaid Evidence-based Decisions (MED) Project is housed at the Center. Its mission is to create an effective collaboration among Medicaid programs and their state partners for the purpose of making high quality evidence analysis available to support benefit design and coverage decisions made by state programs. Further information about the MED project and the Center is available at ohsu.edu/policycenter.

Most MED Project reports are proprietary. However, in an effort to assist the state of Oregon with the transparency of their coverage guidance development, the references for this specific report are being shared publicly.

Suggested citation: Little, A., Pettinari, C., Vandegriff, S., Leof, A., Rahman, B., Zoller, E., Kriz, H., Gerrity, M., & King, V. (2013). Spinal injections: Update to the March 2011 WA HTA report. Portland, OR: Center for Evidence-based Policy, Oregon Health & Science University.

This document was prepared by the Center for Evidence-based Policy at Oregon Health & Science University (the Center). This document is intended to support Medicaid Evidence-based Decisions Project (MED) participant organizations and their constituent decision-making bodies to make informed decisions about the provision of health care services. The document is intended as a reference and is provided with the understanding that the Center is not engaged in rendering any clinical, legal, business or other professional advice. The statements in this document do not represent official policy positions of the Center, the MED Project or MED participating organizations. Researchers and authors involved in preparing this document have no affiliations or financial involvement that conflict with material presented in this document.

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