Chronic Pain and its costs in Belgium
In Europe, 1 in 4 people suffer from such pain that sometimes persists for years, and according to pain doctor Griet Brusselmans, that figure is similar for Belgium. This requires a lot of money from the Belgian state. Last year alone it cost an estimated 11.6 billion euros.
On 23 January 2012 a news bulletin appeared on the Belgian public TV channel "VRT".
The report includes comments from Dr. Bart Morlion (head of the Belgian Change Pain Steering Committee) and Prof. Lieven Annemans on chronic pain in Belgium.
On this date, a radio interview also was held on the same topic with Bart Morlion.
Societal Impact of Pain in Hamburg
On occasion of the VII congress of the European Federation IASP Chapters (EFIC) in Hamburg in September 2011, please view this TV Reportage by the Belgian NCC (New Communication Concept) by Jan van Parijs broadcast in October 2011.
Please click on the image above to view the TV Reportage (Dutch language).
More information on the VII EFIC congress you can find at SIP EFIC 2011.