HPAM Department Head Co-Authors Paper Published in JAMA

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.

Read the original press release from Indiana University School of Medicine. Additional coverage at OnMedica, Medical Xpress, Medscape, ScienceDaily.

Posted July 18, 2014.