The payer side: patient outcomes and costMeyers Primary Care Institute Publications and Presentations
UMMS AffiliationMeyers Primary Care Institute
Medical Subject HeadingsAcute Disease; *Analgesics; *Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal; Chronic Disease; Costs and Cost Analysis; *Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors; Humans; Insurance, Health, Reimbursement; Managed Care Programs; *Pain; Treatment Outcome
AbstractPayers and clinicians share a commitment to successful clinical outcomes in patients with acute or chronic pain. However, there are several issues that concern payers and managed care plans, including the cost of therapy and the cost of treating side effects. This article reviews the economic implications of pain management and the need to provide care in a clinically and economically responsible way. The article also addresses the value of medications to patients, the need for more judicious use of very expensive medications, and the use of evidence-based treatment guidelines.
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Citation InformationLeslie S. Fish and Bruce D. Nicholson. "The payer side: patient outcomes and cost" Vol. 15 Suppl 10 (2008) ISSN: 1075-2765 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/leslie_fish/14/