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Spotlight on Pain Management

Methodology for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of a Pain-Focused Brief Intervention: Emphasis on pain-related costs


by Paul Barnett, PhD ; Kate Gilstad-Hayden, PhD ; Christina Lazar, MPH
Seminar date: 10/5/2021

Description: In this session, we will describe the methods used to assess the costs of pain-related care from the VA’s Managerial Cost Accounting System. We include pain-related care provided at the VA (inpatient and outpatient), as well as care paid for by the VA (community care). We’ll present preliminary findings of pain-related costs in FY19 from a cohort of Veterans applying for musculoskeletal disabilities.

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