Have MRI, will do back surgery

From MedPageToday:

Patients with low back pain are more likely to have surgery if they live in an area with more magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, researchers say. ...Yet studies show increased surgery rates don't necessarily improve outcomes, as MRIs may also detect anomalies unrelated to back pain, they said.

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