Faculty Perspectives in Chronic Pain: Solutions to Public Health Issues in Chronic Pain
In the main article in this publication, the author points out various shortcomings of chronic pain management in the United States.
Chronic pain affects approximately 100 million US adults, and has devastating consequences on quality of life (QoL) and functional status.
The main article in this publication discusses the need for global education and advocacy efforts to improve the care of patients with chronic pain.
Chronic pain is an issue of major importance for US payers. Although the management of chronic pain is complex and requires multiple medical interventions and therapies, one of the mainstays of treatment is the appropriate use of opioid therapy.
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