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European Spine Journal

, Volume 17, Issue 10, pp 1403–1404 | Cite as

Answer to the letter to the editor of J. Hebert et al. concerning “Hancock MJ, Maher CG, Latimer J, Herbert RD, McAuley JH (2008) Independent evaluation of a clinical prediction rule for spinal manipulative therapy: a randomised controlled trial. Epub ahead of publication DOI:10.1007/s00586-008-0679-9”

  • M. J. HancockEmail author
  • C. G. Maher
  • R. D. Herbert
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Keywords

Randomise Control Trial Interested Reader Methodological Quality Small Treatment Treatment Choice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Hancock
    • 1
    Email author
  • C. G. Maher
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. D. Herbert
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Back Pain Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, Discipline of PhysiotherapyUniversity of SydneyLidcombeAustralia
  2. 2.Musculoskeletal DivisionThe George Institute for International HealthSydneyAustralia

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