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2024 Jan 31

Eur J Pain


Multidisciplinary management of persistent pain in primary care-A systematic review.


Huttunen MH, Paananen M, Miettunen J, Kalso E, Marttinen MK


A multidisciplinary approach is the gold standard in the management of persistent pain and is current practice in tertiary pain clinics. However, such approaches seem to be a rarity in primary care, although pain is the most common reason for visiting a primary care physician. A comprehensive systematic review was conducted to explore whether studies on multidisciplinary management programs for persistent pain exist in primary care.