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Barriers and facilitators to use of non-pharmacological treatments in chronic pain

  • William C. Becker1, 2Email author,
  • Lindsey Dorflinger3,
  • Sara N. Edmond1, 2,
  • Leila Islam4,
  • Alicia A. Heapy1, 2 and
  • Liana Fraenkel1, 2
BMC Family PracticeBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201718:41

Received: 26 October 2016

Accepted: 1 March 2017

Published: 20 March 2017

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Original Submission
26 Oct 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
1 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Pierre-Paul Tellier
6 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Maria Angeles Pastor-Mira
12 Feb 2017 Author responded Author comments - William Becker
Resubmission - Version 2
12 Feb 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
1 Mar 2017 Editorially accepted
20 Mar 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12875-017-0608-2

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Authors’ Affiliations

West Haven VA Medical Center, VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Yale University School of Medicine
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
University of Maryland School of Medicine