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Pain Research and Management
Volume 12 (2007), Issue 4, Pages 245-248
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2007/891951
Original Article

Waiting for Treatment for Chronic Pain – a Survey of Existing Benchmarks: Toward Establishing Evidence-Based Benchmarks for Medically Acceptable Waiting Times

Mary E Lynch,1 Fiona A Campbell,2 Alexander J Clark,3 Michael J Dunbar,4 David Goldstein,5 Philip Peng,6 Jennifer Stinson,7 Helen Tupper,8 and the Canadian Pain Society Wait Times Task Force

1Department of Psychiatry and Anesthesia Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
2Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
3Department of Anesthesia, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
4Department of Surgery (Orthopedic Surgery), Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
5Department of Anesthesia, Queens University, Kingston, Canada
6Department of Anesthesia, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
7Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
8Canadian Pain Coalition, Patient Representative, Canada

Copyright © 2007 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

How to Cite this Article

Mary E Lynch, Fiona A Campbell, Alexander J Clark, et al., “Waiting for Treatment for Chronic Pain – a Survey of Existing Benchmarks: Toward Establishing Evidence-Based Benchmarks for Medically Acceptable Waiting Times,” Pain Research and Management, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 245-248, 2007. doi:10.1155/2007/891951