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Human Studies

2022 Jan 19

J Gen Intern Med

Non-pharmacological Treatment for Chronic Pain in US Veterans Treated Within the Veterans Health Administration: Implications for Expansion in US Healthcare Systems.


Mannes ZL, Stohl M, Fink DS, Olfson M, Keyes KM, Martins SS, Gradus JL, Saxon AJ, Maynard C, Livne O, Gutkind S, Hasin DS
J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Jan 19.
PMID: 35048300.


Consensus guidelines recommend multimodal chronic pain treatment with increased use of non-pharmacological treatment modalities (NPM), including as first-line therapies. However, with many barriers to NPM uptake in US healthcare systems, NPM use may vary across medical care settings. Military veterans are disproportionately affected by chronic pain. Many veterans receive treatment through the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), an integrated healthcare system in which specific policies promote NPM use.