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Agri. 2013;25(3):123-8. doi: 10.5505/agri.2013.77045.

Results of the assessment of the council of multidisciplinary pain.

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology, Gülhane Military Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey. sdeniz.md@gmail.com.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

The aim of this study was to emphasize the necessity of multidisciplinary pain council by demonstrating the patient profile, treatment approaches, outcomes, and patient satisfaction levels obtained from our council.

METHODS:

In this study, the age, gender, number of council evaluations, diagnoses and recommended therapies of patients were determined retrospectively. The status of the patients >1 year, outcomes of the therapies, and satisfaction levels of the patients were questioned on the phone.

RESULTS:

The patients were most commonly diagnosed as chronic low back pain (35%) and vertebral tumor or metastasis (10%). 74 % of the patients were evaluated because of vertebral causes. 23% of the patients had good, 27% had moderate and 35% had poor benefit; beneficence was calculated as 85%. Patient satisfaction was found as 24%, 23%, and 32%, respectively; satisfaction was calculated as 79%.

CONCLUSION:

Evaluation of complex patients by physicians from different disciplines has better diagnostic and treatment outcomes. In addition, multidisciplinary approach offer and perform different therapy options and this has positive effects on treatment efficiency and patient satisfaction. We are in the opinion that instead of standard treatment protocols, determining individualized multidisciplinary treatment protocols should be useful.

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