Call for a national pain strategy in NZ

A report commissioned by our Faculty of Pain Medicine into the ballooning cost of chronic pain highlights the need for a national pain strategy in New Zealand.
 
The Sapere Research Group report The Problem of Chronic Pain and Scope for Improvements in Patient Outcome points to increasing costs and numbers of people affected by chronic pain unless policy decisions are made. The FPM New Zealand National Committee has used the health economic analysis in a series of meetings with ministers and policy makers talking about unmet need and a how a national pain strategy could be used to counter the problem. For more information, please see our media release.
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