International Association for the Study of Pain®    IASP Press®

Progress in Pain Research and Management, Vol. 7
Editors: Mitchell J. M. Cohen and James N. Campbell

1996, 352 pp, hardbound, ISBN 0-931092-14-0.Price: $69.00 US [IASP members: $44.85 US] 
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The multidisciplinary pain center (MPC), now into its third decade, is undergoing rapid evolution determined by changes in patient demographics, prevalence of painful illnesses, and economics of health care, necessitating a thorough re-examination. This is not a staid review or celebration of the MPC and no topic is considered sacrosanct. Contributors question the very definition of the MPC, whether true MPCs exist, adequacy of outcome data, exclusion of cancer patients by MPCs, how "revolutionary" MPCs really are, whether pain medicine merits specialty status, and how pain centers can best survive current economic pressures. This book will be of interest to clinicians, health planners, worker’s compensation boards, managed care executives, disability lawyers, and others concerned about pain care.

Table of Contents: Pain Treatment Centers

This book is part of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Symposium on Pain Research Series

Part I Evolution of Pain Treatment Centers: An Institutional Case History

The Development of the Comprehensive Pain Treatment Program at Johns Hopkins,
Donlin M. Long
Part II Spectrum of Pain Center Approaches

Pain Treatment Centers: A Surgeon’s Perspective, James N. Campbell

Chronic Pain: The Behavioral Perspective, Wilbert E. Fordyce
A Rehabilitation Physical Medicine Perspective, Hubert L. Rosomoff and Renee Steele Rosomoff

The Role of Psychiatry in the Treatment of Chronic Pain, Michael R. Clark

Part III Lessons of the Pain Center Model

Contributions of Pain Behavior Assessment and Pain Assessment to the Development of Pain Clinics. 
Francis J. Keefe, Amy D. Holzberg, and Pat M. Beaupré

Mitigating the Dangers of Pursuing Cure, John D. Loeser

Perils of Payors: A Pain Center Paradigm, Alfred Taricco

Pain Is Pain: Why the Dichotomy of Approach to Cancer and Noncancer Pain? Peter S. Staats

The Pain Center: Centerpiece of Comprehensive Medicine? Mitchell J.M. Cohen

Part IV What Is a Successful Outcome of Pain Treatment?

Does a Successful Outcome Imply an Effective Treatment? Judith A. Turner

Collecting Better Data About Drug Treatments for Chronic Pain, Mitchell B. Max

Spinal Cord Stimulation: An Effective and Cost-Saving Treatment in the Management of Chronic Pain, 
David H. Kidd and Richard B. North

Psychosocial Factors: Primary or Secondary Outcomes? Robert D. Kerns

Why Do Most Patients with Chronic Pain Not Return to Work? Steven H. Sanders

Part V The Social and Economic Impact of Pain

Social Costs of Denying Access to Care, Kim J. Burchiel

How Patients and Families Pay the Price of Pain, Betty R. Ferrell

Cancer Pain Programs: A Global Perspective on Improving Pain Management, Charles S. Cleeland

The Cost of Pain Centers: Where Is the Return? John V. Federico

Efficacy of Multidisciplinary Pain Centers in the Treatment of Chronic Pain, Dennis C. Turk

Health Care Reform and Access to Pain Treatment: A Challenge to Managed Care Concepts, Joel R. Saper
Part VI Pain Medicine as a Specialty

Appropriate Use of the Chronic Pain Specialist and the Role of Conceptual Fluidity, J. David Haddox

Pain Medicine: A Conceptual and Operational Construct, Philipp M. Lippe

Pain Medicine, the Insurance Industry, and Health Care Reform, Richard L. Stieg and Thomas A. Shepard

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. . . a must-read book for anyone involved in the management of chronic pain. Pain Research and Management

Several timely issues are addressed . . . There is a wealth of well-documented information on topics including assessment issues, social-familial and economic costs associated with uncontrolled chronic pain, and various views on the cost-benefits of treatment. Cephalalgia

This book is highly recommended for all those involved in pain medicine, all having an interest in pain treatment options and factors impacting the implementation of these options. The Clinical Journal of Pain

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