Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and pain management - nonsystematic review

Reeve J, Corabian P
Record ID 31996008285
English, French
Authors' objectives:

1) Assess effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of TENS used in various applications.2) Determination of TENS utilization patterns in Canada and methods of payment

Authors' results and conclusions: 1) Published evidence is equivocal in acute pain, little evidence of effectiveness of TENS in treating chronic pain, and for labour pain, bulk of evidence indicates TENS is not effective. No cost-effectiveness data published to date.2) Wide variations in reimbursement across Canada. Utilization rates vary.
Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
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Year Published: 1995
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Labor, Obstetric
  • Pain
  • Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation
Organisation Name: Canadian Coordinating Office for Health Technology Assessment
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