Enabling recovery from common traffic injuries: a focus on the injured person - Management of Low Back Pain With and Without Radiculopathy
Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) Collaboration
This guideline was based on systematic reviews of high-quality studies. A multidisciplinary expert panel considered the evidence of effectiveness, safety, cost-effectiveness, societal and ethical values, and patient experiences (obtained from qualitative research) when formulating recommendations.
Wording of recommendations:
This guideline has adapted the methodology proposed by the Nation Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to develop recommendations for clinical practice guidelines. This methodology reflects the strength in the wording of the recommendation. The wording of the recommendation reflects the preponderance of evidence and emphasizes the involvement of the patient.
Year of Publication: 2015
Link to Guideline:
Section 10.0 (page 234): http://www.fsco.gov.on.ca/en/auto/Documents/2015-cti.pdf