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Cost-effectiveness and cost-utility of internet-delivered exposure therapy for fibromyalgia: results from a randomized controlled trial

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a disabling chronic pain disorder, with a prevalence ranging between 2 and 4% 25,53,57, often presenting with a range of other somatic and psychiatric symptoms such as fatigue, sleep disturbances, anxiety and depression. Furthermore, FM is a costly disorder for both healthcare providers and society. One study 7 showed that FM patients on average utilize four times as many physician visits, twice as many other outpatient visits, and four times more emergency room visits compared with other primary care patients.

Cost-effectiveness and cost-utility of internet-delivered exposure therapy for fibromyalgia: results from a randomized controlled trial

Orginally Published At: Pain Journal

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