Quotation Seitz, Tamara, Stastka, Kurt, Schiffinger, Michael, Turk, Bela Rui, Löffler-Stastka, Henriette. 2019. Interprofessional care improves health-related well-being and reduces medical costs for chronic pain patients. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. 83 (2), 105-127.


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This study evaluated whether patients with somatic symptom disorder, expressing chronic pain that could not be attributed to a medical condition, would benefit from an 8-week inpatient residence at a psychiatric ward. In the 1-year follow-up after termination the authors examined the extent to which the integrated treatment decreased patient costs. A total of 106 patients participated in the follow-up and reported a significant improvement in their general health (Cohen's d = 1.5–2.21), a decrease in impairment due to pain (d = 2.24), and a decrease in symptom severity (d = 1.29). They took fewer medications and sick days, reported fewer hospital stays and medical examinations, and consulted and changed physicians and outpatient clinics less often (d = 0.55–1.1). The average cost per patient was cut in half, down to €80.000/$96.000 per year. From a clinical standpoint, group analysis that focused on aggression was the most effective intervention.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
Citation Index SCI
Language English
Title Interprofessional care improves health-related well-being and reduces medical costs for chronic pain patients
Volume 83
Number 2
Year 2019
Page from 105
Page to 127
Reviewed? Y
DOI https://doi.org/10.1521/bumc_2019_83_01
Open Access N

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Schiffinger, Michael (Details)
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Löffler-Stastka, Henriette (Medical University of Vienna, Department of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Austria)
Seitz, Tamara (Medical University of Vienna, Department of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Austria)
Stastka, Kurt (SMZ Süd Hospital of Vienna, Department of Psychiatry, Austria)
Turk, Bela Rui (Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, United States/USA)
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Interdisciplinary Institute for Management and Organizational Behavior IN (Details)
Competence Center for Empirical Research Methods WE (Details)
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