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Program cuts down on unneeded scoliosis referrals (Yahoo)

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Default Program cuts down on unneeded scoliosis referrals (Yahoo)

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Educating pediatricians about scoliosis seems to cut down on the number of children who are unnecessarily sent to specialists for curves of the spine, according to a new study. Researchers found the number of referrals to orthopedic surgeons in one group of pediatricians fell by over 20 percent in the two years after the program was started, compared to the two years before. "If you're training a certain group of people to treat scoliosis, I think that's good," said Dr. ...

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