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J Pain Res


Factors associated with waiting times for persons with rheumatic conditions in multidisciplinary pain treatment facilities.


Deslauriers S, Roy J-S, Bernatsky S, Feldman DE, Pinard A M, Desmeules F, Fitzcharles M-A, Perreault K
J Pain Res. 2019; 12:2379-2390.
PMID: 31534361.


Access to multidisciplinary pain treatment facilities (MPTF) in Canada is limited by long waiting lists. However, little is known about the factors associated with access to MPTF specifically for persons with rheumatic conditions. This study aimed to 1) determine the waiting time for services in publicly funded MPTF for persons with rheumatic conditions in the province of Quebec, Canada, as well as 2) identify the factors associated with waiting time.