Table 4Top-tier research needsa

ScoreResearch Need
4.31Determine which patients are likely to benefit from surgery.
4.22Develop standardized diagnostic criteria.
4.16Identify risk associations and women at risk for developing noncyclic chronic pelvic pain.
4.15Determine the overall role of surgery.
4.04Conduct studies on the management of patients who have failed pharmacologic treatment.
4.03Identify the most cost effective diagnostic and management strategies.

Notes:

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Research needs with an average score of 4.0 or higher on the second survey

From: Results

Cover of Future Research Needs for Noncyclic Chronic Pelvic Pain Therapies for Women
Future Research Needs for Noncyclic Chronic Pelvic Pain Therapies for Women: Identification of Future Research Needs From Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 41 [Internet].
Future Research Needs Papers, No. 19.
Reynolds WS, Potter SA, Andrews JC.

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