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Table 1 Statistics of health care regions

From: A classification-based approach to low back pain in primary care – protocol for a benchmarking controlled trial

 Public Health CareOccupational Health Care Enterprises
RegionPopulation18–64-year-olds (%)Physicians (N)Physiotherapists (N)Physicians (N)Physiotherapists (N)
  1. ESSOTE (Etelä-Savon sosiaali- ja terveystoimi, The South Savo social and health care authority), EKSOTE (Etelä-Karjalan sosiaali- ja terveyspiiri, South Karelia social and health care district)
  2. aThe figures include only those working in EKSOTE’s own occupational health service organization; there are four other occupational health service organizations in the South Karelia county. b15–64-year-olds. ( ***No occupational health services involved in the study