Primary care and pain medicine. A community solution to the public health problem of chronic pain

Med Clin North Am. 1999 May;83(3):555-83, v. doi: 10.1016/s0025-7125(05)70124-3.

Abstract

The author emphasizes that pain is an important public health problem that demands attention. He discusses ineffective management and its causes, administrative and socioeconomic problems perpetuating poor care, problems in technology transfer, organizational models, specialists and subspecialists, and other topics.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease
  • Community Health Services / economics
  • Community Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Disabled Persons
  • Humans
  • Managed Care Programs / organization & administration
  • Pain / economics
  • Pain / etiology
  • Pain / prevention & control*
  • Pain Management*
  • Palliative Care
  • Primary Health Care / economics
  • Primary Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Public Health
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Specialization
  • United States