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:
"A useful review of the literature on multidisciplinary pain management, especially as it compares to traditional medical treatment." -Doody’s Review – Christopher J.Graver, PhD - Western State Hospital
"Schatman and Campbell's text may be the most detailed and practical of its kind. It is well written and provides strong evidence for its arguments. Drawing on the expertise of pain medicine specialists with backgrounds in psychology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and anesthesiology, the book cohesively makes a case for the implementation of MPRPs." —Devi E. Nampiaparampil, MD (VA Central California Health Care System), Journal of the American Medical Association (April 16, 2008)
History and Theory of Multidisciplinary Pain Management. Research on the Efficacy and Cost-Efficiency of Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Management: Recognizing an Evidence-Based Approach. Problems Associated With “Carving Out” Services from Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Management: Impact on Efficacy. Approaches to Psychological Assessment Prior to Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Treatment. Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Management as an Alternative to Chronic Opioid Therapy. Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Management as an Alterative to Surgery. Interventional Chronic Pain Management: The Benefit of a Multidisciplinary Approach. The Potential Role of CAM within the Context of Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Management. Issues of Special Populations Receiving Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Management Services. Developing a Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Management Program: Nuts and Bolts. Development of Policies and Procedures: Assurance of Consistent Chronic Pain Management Practice. Chronic Pain Management Program Accreditation: Providing Standards for Excellence. Outcomes Measurement in Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Management: Data Collection as a Means of Quality Improvement. Chronic Pain Management in the Era of Managed Care. Strategies for Obtaining Reimbursement for Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Management. Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Management: A Patient’s Experience