- •Access to interdisciplinary pain care is limited for adolescents with chronic pain.
- •There is an unknown impact of the wait list period on adolescents’ pain and function.
- •Little improvement was found in pain and physical, mental, and social health.
- •The qualitative data revealed anxious anticipation and frustration in waiting.
- •Opportunities exist to provide early intervention for youths waiting for evaluation.
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Supported by a Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development stimulus grant (TP) and the National Institutes of Health (grant number K24HD060068) to T.M.P.
The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.