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2022 Mar 18

Can J Anaesth

Frequency and characteristics of patient exclusion criteria in Canadian multidisciplinary pain treatment facilities: a cross-sectional study.


Dassieu L, Choinière M, Saint-Jean L, Webster F, Peng P, Buckley N, Gilron I, Williamson O, Finley AG, Baerg K, Janelle-Montcalm A, Hudspith M, Boulanger A, Direnna T, Intrater H, Lau B, Pereira J
Can J Anaesth. 2022 Mar 18.
PMID: 35304693.


A multidisciplinary approach is recommended for patients with complex chronic pain (CP). Many multidisciplinary pain treatment facilities (MTPFs) use patient exclusion criteria but little is known about their characteristics. The objective of this study was to describe the frequency and characteristics of exclusion criteria in public Canadian MTPFs.