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The Management of Chronic Multisymptom Illness (CMI) (2014)

Formerly known as Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS)

Cover page of the guideline document.The guideline describes the critical decision points in the management of Chronic Multisymptom Illness (CMI) 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 CMI.

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 Related Guidelines
The guideline is formatted as one algorithm.
Questions about the CMI Guideline 
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CMI Patient Summary (2014) 
CMI Clinician Summary (2014) 
CMI Clinician Pocket Cards (2014) 
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