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Pain - initial assessment and early management

Taylor, Ann Margaret, Johnson, Martin and Conway, Val 2012. Pain - initial assessment and early management. Map of Medicine.

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Abstract

This care map has been developed based upon well-reputed secondary evidence and meta-analyses systematic reviews and guidelines. Inclusion and exclusion criteria have been applied to systematic reviews and meta-analyses retrieved from the searches to ensure that only high-quality information is selected, with the AGREE instrument deployed to assess the quality of guidelines. The drafted care map has been developed by individuals with front-line clinical experience (see Contributors section of this document) who have been nominated by the British Pain Society, together with the editorial team at the Map of Medicine. The British Pain Society’s working party members include, amongst others, representatives from patients, primary care, interventionist and non-interventionist pain medicine, psychology, physiotherapy and chiropractic. Academics and those with experience of developing guidelines also support the working groups. The care map has been reviewed by individuals with front-line clinical experience (see Contributors – the following individuals have reviewed this care map). Such individuals can nominate further references to be added to a care map; see the evidence summary at the start of the ‘References’ section for details. Map of Medicine pathways are constantly updated in response to new evidence. Continuous evidence searching means that pathways can be updated rapidly in response to any change in the information landscape. Indexed and grey literature is monitored for new evidence, and feedback is collected from users year-round. The information is triaged so that important changes to the information landscape are incorporated into the pathways through the quarterly publication cycle.

Item Type: Other
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Additional Information: National Care Pathway Maps. Ann Taylor was Chair.
Publisher: Map of Medicine
Funders: British Pain Society
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2017 04:01
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/47709

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