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Human Studies

2020 Apr

Eur J Pain



Quality of Chronic Pain Interventional Treatment guidelines from Pain Societies: Assessment with the AGREE II instrument.


Hoydonckx Y, Kumar P, Flamer D, Costanzi M, Raja SN, Peng P, Bhatia A
Eur J Pain. 2020 Apr; 24(4):704-721.
PMID: 31880843.


Procedures to relieve pain are performed frequently but there are concerns about patient selection, appropriate image-guidance, frequency, and training for physicians. Patients, healthcare providers, policymakers, and licensing bodies seek evidence-based recommendations to use these interventions judiciously. In this review we appraised the methodological quality of recent clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for interventional pain procedures.