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Multidisciplinary Treatment Programs for Patients with Chronic Non-Malignant Pain: A Review of Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Published on: June 22, 2017
Project Number: RC0894-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of multidisciplinary treatment programs for patients with chronic, non-malignant pain in outpatient settings?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of multidisciplinary treatment programs for patients with chronic, non-malignant pain in outpatient settings?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding multidisciplinary treatment programs for patients with chronic, non-malignant pain in outpatient settings?

Key Message

The evidence suggests that the multidisciplinary management of chronic non-malignant pain showed modest improvement for specific outcomes measured. No relevant cost-effectiveness studies of multidisciplinary treatment programs, for patients with chronic, non-malignant pain in outpatient settings, were identified. Three guidelines recommended multidisciplinary treatment for management of chronic non-malignant pain under specific circumstances.

Tags

rehabilitation, ambulatory care, ambulatory care facilities, interdisciplinary communication, office visits, outcome assessment (health care), outpatients, pain, pain clinics, pain management, patient care team, nociceptive, nonmalignant, multimodal, out of hospital, out patients, recurrence