Collaborative Chronic Pain Care Plan

Help Patients Benefit from a Successful Recovery

Patient involvement in healthcare decision-making may lead to improved health outcomes and enhanced quality of life, as well as delivery of appropriate and cost-effective services.1 When treating individuals with chronic pain, it’s especially important to build a framework for collaborative, educational, patient centered care.

In the article Teaming with Your Patient to Develop a Treatment Plan that Works for Them, Jay Hurh, MD discusses why collaborative care helps improve health outcomes with better patient understanding and education by:

  • Enabling patients as active participants in their own care
  • Helping patients understand which options remain viable
  • Potentially generating higher patient satisfaction scores


1. Patient Involvement in Health Care Decision Making: A Review. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal. Click Here.

Jay Hurh, MD

Dr. Hurh is a Pain Management specialist in Libertyville, Illinois. He has 13 years of experience and his specialties include Anesthesiology. Dr. Hurh has received 3 awards including: Patients' Choice Award, On-Time Doctor Award and Compassionate Doctor Recognition.

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