Retrospective Evaluation of ASIPP Guidelines Implementation
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To demonstrate clinically significant improvements in the patients treated following ASIPP guidelines compared to the patients who were treated prior to the establishment of ASIPP guidelines.
Condition or disease
Procedure: American Society of Interventional Pain Physician Guidelines
We have performed one study in the past showing that the implementation of guidelines improved outcomes by reducing the number of procedures and also the cost. However,, no large scale study has been performed thus far.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Senior
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Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Evaluate all patients undergoing the following interventional techniques during 1999 and 2000 compared to patients undergoing interventional techniques during 2004 and 2005