Economic Analysis of a Comprehensive Pain Rehabilitation Program: A Collaboration Between Florida Blue and Mayo Clinic Florida

Christopher D. Sletten, Svetlana Kurklinsky, Vijit Chinburapa, Salim Ghazi

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Abstract

Objective: The cost of caring for patients with chronic pain conditions poses a significant burden to both the healthcare system and patients. We were interested in analyzing the financial costs and benefits of treating these patients in a comprehensive outpatient pain rehabilitation program. Design: All participants completed the 3-week outpatient Mayo Clinic Florida Pain Rehabilitation Program (PRC) between October 2011 and September 2013. Healthcare costs were compared during the 3-, 6-, 12-, and 18-month periods pre- and post-treatment. Patients: The sample included 53 patients. Results: Medical costs decreased by 86, 68, 64, and 90% in the 3-, 6-, 12-, and 18-month post-treatment periods, respectively, when compared with the same pretreatment periods. Conclusions: The appropriate use of a comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation program for chronic pain patients can result in a significant reduction in medical costs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)898-904
Number of pages7
JournalPain Medicine (United States)
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2015

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Rehabilitation
Economics
Pain
Costs and Cost Analysis
Chronic Pain
Outpatients
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Health Care Costs
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Therapeutics
Delivery of Health Care

Keywords

  • Chronic Pain
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program

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In: Pain Medicine (United States), Vol. 16, No. 5, 01.05.2015, p. 898-904.

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