New brochure Pain Alliance Europe for 2013
Check this new brochure to find out more about chronic pain and about Pain Alliance Europe (PAE), the European umbrella association which brings together 28 national chronic pain associations.
New EU Partnership on Pain Patient Pathways Recommendations
Representatives from Patient Group, Civic Organisation and Industry enter into new collaborative project to improve the management of chronic pain in the EU
Brussels / Rome / Aachen, 19 November 2012. Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) representing chronic pain patients in Europe, Active Citizenship Network (ACN) and Grünenthal have entered into an official partnership on the development of European Pain Patient Pathway Recommendations. The projects will run until December 2014 and aims to create a greater awareness of chronic pain and to promote European policy-making for improved management of chronic pain.
While the political framework of the project is designed by PAE representing the patients’ voice in Europe, ACN will be responsible for the scientific design, methodology and contents. The pharmaceutical company Grünenthal will be responsible for financial and non-financial support. More information is available on the ACN Project Website.
Report on Epidemiology of Chronic Pain in Europe
"Epidemiology of chronic non-cancer pain in Europe"
In February 2011 the report "Epidemiology of chronic non-cancer pain in Europe: narrative review of prevalence, pain treatments and pain impact", written by Kim J. Reid et al, was published as a journal article in Current Medical Research and Opinion. The goal of the report was to obtain epidemiological data about chronic non-cancer pain. This data was obtained using systematic review principles in searching and summarizing results.
Report on Chronic Non-Malignant Pain in Europe
"Epidemiology of chronic non-malignant pain in Europe"
This report aimed to provide epidemiological information about chronic non-cancer pain in Europe using the most representative, recent, comprehensive and valid studies. Where there was an absence of data on chronic non-cancer pain, studies were used that may have included participants with chronic cancer-related pain.