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Presenter(s): Gary M. Franklin, MD, MPH, FAAN, Research Professor, Depts of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Neurology, and Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Medical Director, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
About the webinar: Stepped care management, or chronic disease management, has been an evolving health systems approach to common chronic diseases, such as diabetes. This approach to the care of pain in the office and community is rapidly developing in the VA and other health systems. This method provides a more comprehensive treatment model on a community-wide or health system basis, with improved integration of effective health services through delivery of best practice care. The overall goal is to prevent the transition of acute to chronic pain and long-term disability, in turn saving productive lives and preventing transition to federal and state disability systems.
- Understand the principals of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention regarding the care of patients presenting with acute episodes of pain
- Understand how to layer best practice care delivery from what can effectively be done in the office for more simple pain problems and what can be done using additional community health care resources when pain becomes more complex
- Describe the importance of preventing the transition from acute to chronic pain and long term disability
- Describe the importance and key causes of transition from acute to chronic pain
- Understand the relationship of development of chronic pain to development of long term disability
- Describe how health care coordination and collaboration can improve outcomes for pain patients
Note: This enduring material is NOT designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.