Dr. Neale Chumbler, department head and professor of health policy and management, co-authored a paper that appeared in the July 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The article, entitled “Telecare collaborative management of chronic pain in primary care: a randomized clinical trial,” reported that patients in a Veterans Affairs medical center with chronic pain who received 12 months of telecare management coupled with automated symptom monitoring reported significantly greater reductions in pain than patients assigned to a usual care control group.
Lead author of the study is Kurt Kroenke, M.D, from the Indiana University School of Medicine. In addition to Dr. Chumbler, co-authors are Erin E. Krebs, M.D., of the Minneapolis VA Health Care System and University of Minnesota Medical School; Jingwei Wu, M.S., and Zhangsheng Yu, Ph.D., of the IU Department of Biostatistics; and Matthew J. Bair, M.D., of the Roudebush VA Medical Center, the Regenstrief Institute and the IU School of Medicine.
Posted July 18, 2014.