An Integrative and Sustainable Approach to Pain Management in Primary Care
The overall goal of this proposal is to develop, implement, and evaluate a novel model of chronic pain care that supports PCPs in confidently delivering evidence-based pain care. The new care model employs three elements: 1) “Education” - A web-based and in-person didactic education curriculum emphasizing the use of evidence-based approaches, including physical modalities and psychological approaches in addition to the traditional medical model of pain care. 2) “Standardized data” - A patient and practice staff oriented model for collecting standardized data in the electronic health record (EHR) to support data-driven medical decision making for chronic pain. 3) “Decision support” - EHR-based decision support that presents PCPs with recommended courses of treatment at the point of care based on patients' clinical histories and evidence-based pain protocols.
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