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Attention for Chapter 108: Specialized Pain Clinics in Primary Care: Common Diagnoses, Referral Patterns and Clinical Outcomes – Novel Pain Management Model
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Chapter title
Specialized Pain Clinics in Primary Care: Common Diagnoses, Referral Patterns and Clinical Outcomes – Novel Pain Management Model
Chapter number 108
Book title
Clinical Investigation
Published in
Advances in experimental medicine and biology, January 2017
DOI 10.1007/5584_2017_108
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-3-31-974079-9, 978-3-31-974080-5
Authors

Yacov Fogelman, Eli Carmeli, Amir Minerbi, Baruch Harash, Simon Vulfsons, Fogelman, Yacov, Carmeli, Eli, Minerbi, Amir, Harash, Baruch, Vulfsons, Simon

Abstract

An estimated 19% of the adult population in western countries lives with chronic pain. Pain management lies mainly within the primary care and community setting. We evaluated the outcome of a new model of secondary care clinics, conducted by primary care physicians with specialized training in pain medicine. Data on referral patterns, prevalence of pain diagnosis, and medication consumption were recorded at five secondary pain management clinics in the community setting. In total, 997 patients with pain attended 2,652 visits (average 2.7 visits per patient) during 12 mo. Patients' age ranged from 18 to 92 yr (mean 59 ± 19). Mean pain intensity on the first visit, evaluated by the visual analogue scale was 7.7/10. Myofascial pain syndrome was the most common diagnosis (82%). Treatment included dry needling or trigger point injection (82%), manual myofascial release (23%), and pharmacotherapy (38%). Significant short-term improvement after treatment was reported by 75% of patients, and 72% reported long-term improvement. Four percent were referred to tertiary care pain clinics, 5% were referred to other specialists, and 5% to imaging. Secondary, community-based pain clinics, run by specially-trained primary physicians, demonstrated feasibility. The vast majority of patients referred to the clinics were treated using simple, inexpensive modalities, while sparing referrals to unnecessary consultation visits, imaging tests, and medications.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 21 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 24%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 14%
Student > Bachelor 3 14%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 10%
Librarian 2 10%
Other 4 19%
Unknown 2 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 62%
Social Sciences 2 10%
Psychology 2 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 1 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 October 2018.
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#2,440,584
of 13,813,295 outputs
Outputs from Advances in experimental medicine and biology
#369
of 3,315 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#91,940
of 398,746 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Advances in experimental medicine and biology
#15
of 284 outputs
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