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Recommendation: The Undersecretary for Health should ensure that all VISNs have implemented an academic detailing program that supports all medical facilities in the VISN and that all VHA medical facilities have a designated primary care pain champion as required. (Recommendation 4)
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Status: Open Priority recommendation
Comments: VA concurred with this recommendation and in November 2019 reported taking actions toward addressing it. VISN officials from all 18 VISNs attested to the Undersecretary for Health that each facility had designated a primary care pain champion and had implemented an academic detailing program. To fully implement this recommendation, VHA needs to ensure that its academic detailing programs regularly provide education and support to all VHA medical facilities.