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Clinical Pathways promote evidence based, safe, and high-value care for patients by providing clinical recommendations and standard processes. They are developed by multidisciplinary committees of subject matter experts, informed by methodical review of available evidence and consensus among committee members. 

The Abdominal Pain for Community Providers CPM Synopsis provides a high-level overview of the care standards employed for this Clinical Pathway.

Algorithms associated with this Clinical Pathway: 

Inclusion and exclusion criteria:

  • Inclusion:
    • Patients presenting with recurrent or persistent abdominal pain present for at least 30 days
  • Exclusion:
    • Patients <6 years of age
    • Patients with developmental delay or non-verbal

Committee members involved in the development:

  • Craig Friesen, MD | Gastroenterology | Committee Chair
  • Doug Blowey, MD | Integrated Care Solutions | Committee Member
  • Jennifer Schurman, PhD, ABPP, BCB | Gastroenterology | Committee Member
  • Natasha Burgert, MD | Committee Provider | Committee Member
  • Tina Khaleghi, MD | Community Provider | Committee Member
  • Luke Harris, MBA | Integrated Care Solutions | Committee Member
  • Michelle Ingles | Integrated Care Solutions | Committee Member

EBP Committee Members:

  • Jarrod Dusin, MS, RD, LD, CPHQ | Evidence Based Practice
  • Todd Glenski, MD, MSHA, FASA | Anesthesiology, Evidence Based Practice

Publication dates:

  • Finalized date: 11/2022
  • Next expected revision date: 11/2025

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These pathways do not establish a standard of care to be followed in every case. It is recognized that each case is different, and those individuals involved in providing health care are expected to use their judgment in determining what is in the best interests of the patient based on the circumstances existing at the time. It is impossible to anticipate all possible situations that may exist and to prepare a pathway for each. Accordingly, these pathways should guide care with the understanding that departures from them may be required at times.