The Global Spine Care Initiative: World Spine Care executive summary on reducing spine-related disability in low- and middle-income communities

Haldeman S., Nordin M., Chou R., Cote P., Hurwitz E. L. , Johnson C. D. , ...More

EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL, vol.27, pp.776-785, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00586-018-5722-x
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.776-785


Purpose Spinal disorders, including back and neck pain, are major causes of disability, economic hardship, and morbidity, especially in underserved communities and low- and middle-income countries. Currently, there is no model of care to address this issue. This paper provides an overview of the papers from the Global Spine Care Initiative (GSCI), which was convened to develop an evidence-based, practical, and sustainable, spinal healthcare model for communities around the world with various levels of resources.