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Publication: Health economy evaluation

Efficacy of antibiotic treatment in patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes (the AIM study): double blind, randomised, placebo controlled, multicentre trial

Together with members of the AIM project group at Formi, Oslo University Hospital, ( we have published the results from a health economy evaluation of antibiotic treatment versus placebo in patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes.

Amoxicillin treatment showed no evidence of being cost-effective during one year follow-up. The majority of the total costs were due to production loss; costs due to healthcare had only a minor impact. This finding is in accordance with the main results of the AIM study, which was published in BMJ in October 2019;


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