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Medically Unexplained Symptoms - Chronic Pain and Fatigue (MUS) (2002)

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Cover page of the guideline document.The guideline describes the critical decision points in the management of Medically Unexplained Symptoms-Chronic Pain and Fatigue (MUS) and provides clear and comprehensive evidence based recommendations incorporating current information and practices for practitioners throughout the DoD and VA Health Care systems. The guideline is intended to improve patient outcomes and local management of patients with MUS.

Disclaimer:This Clinical Practice Guideline is intended for use only as a tool to assist a clinician/healthcare professional and should not be used to replace clinical judgment.

About the CPG Guideline Links
The guideline is formatted as one algorithm with annotations:
  • Algorithm A
    - Management of MUS - Chronic Pain and Fatigue
Questions about the MUS Guideline 
MUS Full Guideline (2002) 
MUS Summary (2002) 
MUS Pocket Cards (2002)