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Education

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Chronic Pain Is a Public Health Challenge

Chronic Pain Is a Public Health Challenge

Chronic pain is a growing and costly public health problem. It affects more than the total number of patients affected by heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined, costing the United States more than half a trillion dollars per year.1,2

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Chronic Pain Is Often Inadequately Treated

Chronic Pain Is Often Inadequately Treated

There are multifactorial barriers leading to the inadequate treatment of pain. Among these factors are physician attitudes about pain management, insufficient pain education, and the need for better identification of patients with chronic pain who are most at risk.1

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Demographic Groups Disproportionately Affected

Demographic Groups Disproportionately Affected

Race and ethnicity, sex, gender, income, education, and language barriers show disparities in pain treatment for population subgroups. These characteristics put them at an increased risk for both chronic pain and the inadequate treatment of pain.1

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Challenges Facing Healthcare Professionals

Challenges Facing Healthcare Professionals

The widespread prevalence of chronic pain demonstrates the need for medical educators to recognize it as a common and often severe condition. Yet, pain appears to receive insufficient attention in nearly all phases of medical education.1

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Addressing the Challenge of Inadequately Treated Pain

Addressing the Challenge of Inadequately Treated Pain

Addressing the health problem of inadequately treated pain is a monumental task. After years of insufficient data and misconceptions about chronic pain, government agencies are calling for a cultural transformation to address pain management and to heighten awareness about the problem.1

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What Healthcare Professionals Can Do

What Healthcare Professionals Can Do

Leading authorities have mandated a cultural transformation in how pain is perceived and treated.1 As a healthcare professional, there are steps you can take to help your patients manage their chronic pain.

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References

  1. IOM (Institute of Medicine). Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. 2011.
  2. American Academy of Pain Medicine. Use of opioids for the treatment of chronic pain. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pain Medicine. 2013.

PERFORM® (Patient Evaluation Resources for Opioid Risk Management) Online

PERFORM® (Patient Evaluation Resources for Opioid Risk Management) Online is a website resource designed to provide information on how to assess and minimize the risk of medication misuse and abuse in patients.

Pain Assessment Quick-kit

Our select set of the most useful and relevant pain assessment tools in a single download.

Quick-Kit includes a diverse selection of pain assessment forms to facilitate the dialogue between you and your patients.

Healthcare
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Communication Guide

This Hands On Approach for Pain Management communication guide offers healthcare professionals "road maps"  for establishing and maintaining productive, two-way exchanges.

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