Optimizing pain management through collaborations with behavioral and addiction medicine in primary

Authors, Primary Brensilver,M.;Tariq,S.;Shoptaw,S.
Title Primary Optimizing pain management through collaborations with behavioral and addiction medicine in primary care.
Periodical Full Primary Care; Clinics in Office Practice
Pub Year 2012
Volume 39
issue 4
Start Page 661-669
Abstract Chronic noncancer pain (CNCP) affects many primary care patients, and carries a large human and economic burden. In response to the widespread perception that pain is underdiagnosed and undertreated, regulatory bodies have encouraged more comprehensive services to address pain syndromes. Significant hurdles exist in treating CNCP in primary care settings, and interventional therapies and pharmacotherapy often do not provide complete symptomatic relief. This article describes a multidimensional and interdisciplinary approach to the treatment of CNCP. The utility of collaborations with behavioral and addiction medicine specialists optimizes care and advances models of patient treatment within a primary care patient-centered medical home.
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Place of Publication United States
Author/Address Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, CA 90095, USA.
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Reference Type(s) Journal Article
Topic Tag(s) Comprehensive Care;Care Coordination
Special Population(s) People with Mental and Behavioral Health Issues
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