Models of Care for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: A Summary of the Research on Stepped Care and Hub-and-Spoke Models

Based on 2 CADTH reports, we are unable to draw any formal conclusions on specific stepped care or hub-and-spoke models of care for chronic non-cancer pain. The models reviewed differed from one another and were commonly adapted to meet the needs of a specific population. This observation aligns with the findings of the CADTH 2021 Environmental Scan on models of care for chronic pain. Our conclusion in the Environmental Scan was that decision-makers should consider the needs of their patients and the specific needs of their jurisdictions when designing, adopting, or adapting a model of care for chronic pain.