A prospective one-year outcome study of interdisciplinary chronic pain management: compromising its efficacy by managed care policies.

@article{Robbins2003APO,
  title={A prospective one-year outcome study of interdisciplinary chronic pain management: compromising its efficacy by managed care policies.},
  author={Heather R. Robbins and Robert Gatchel and Carl E. Noe and Noor M. Gajraj and Peter B. Polatin and Martin Deschner and Akshay S. Vakharia and Laura Hamilton Adams},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2003},
  volume={97 1},
  pages={
          156-62, table of contents
        }
}
UNLABELLED Although interdisciplinary pain management programs are both therapeutically effective as well as cost-effective, they are currently being underutilized because of managed care policies. We used this prospective comparison trial, with 1-yr follow-up of chronic pain patients, to demonstrate the short- and long-term efficacy of an interdisciplinary pain management program, and evaluate the impact of managed care's physical therapy "carve out" practices on these treatment outcomes… CONTINUE READING
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