Chronic Pain Management: Guidelines for Multidisciplinary Program Development

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Michael E. Schatman, Alexandra Campbell
CRC Press, Jul 26, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 298 pages
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Chronic Pain Management: Guidelines for Multidisciplinary Program Development is the most comprehensive textbook to date on the multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain management. Written by an illustrious group of contributors, this volume serves as a must-have armamentarium of guidelines for the development of a successful pain management program within the context of current medical and insurance reimbursement climates. Backed by the American Academy of Pain Management, the book enables readers to understand the benefits of multidisciplinary chronic pain management and helps them apply these techniques to their clinic for effective, consistent, and financially viable patient care.

An essential how-to manual for anyone in the field, the book:

  • Emphasizes multidisciplinary chronic pain management as an alternative to surgery, chronic opioid therapy, and interventional approaches
  • Contains best practices for the maintenance of a high-quality cost-effective chronic pain management center
  • Discusses suggestions to enhance cooperation between the numerous groups involved in the care of chronic pain patients
  • Offers strategies for clinician-insurer collaboration resulting in clinically-effective, cost-efficient treatment
  • Describes how to achieve accreditation, and how to develop policies and procedures
  • Helps insurance industry and government agencies recognize the importance of the multidisciplinary approach to pain management

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Chapter 1 Brief History of Multidisciplinary Management of Chronic Pain 19002000
An Analysis and EvidenceBased Synthesis
Negative Impact on Therapeutic Efficacy
Chapter 4 Problems with Chronic Opioid Therapy and the Need for a Multidisciplinary Approach
Chapter 5 Chronic Pain Management as an Alternative to Spine Surgery
Chapter 6 Integrating Complementary and Alternative Medicine into Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Treatment
Chapter 7 The Impact of Interventional Approaches when used Within the Context of Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Management
Chapter 8 Who Can Help Me? A Chronic Pain Patients View of Multidisciplinary Treatment
Chapter 11 Approaches to Psychological Assessment Prior to Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Management
Assurance of Consistent Chronic Pain Management Practice
A Guide for Practicing Clinicians
Providing Standards for Excellence
Minimizing Financial Risk
Chapter 16 Chronic Pain Management in the Era of Managed Care
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Chapter 9 Multidisciplinary Treatment of Chronic Pain in Vulnerable Populations
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