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Delivering an outpatient pain service

      Abstract

      Chronic pain is a major cause of disability. Outpatient pain management services take a multidisciplinary approach based on a biopsychosocial framework, providing assessment and management of patients who suffer from chronic pain. The emphasis is on education and promotion of self-management. Appropriate facilities, management and cohesive working is essential to provide evidence-based effective pain management.

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      Further reading

        • Academy of Royal Medical Colleges
        Please, write to me. Writing outpatient clinic letters to patients. Guidance.
        September 2018
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