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National Plans for Pain Control – Portuguese examples

José Romão – Portuguese Directorate-General for Health, Portugal

  • June/2003- Pain as 5th Vital Sign
  • 2004 Competence in Pain Medicine
  • 2008 A population-based nationwide study on the prevalence, characteristics and associated disability of chronic pain in Portugal
  • National Program for Pain Management (2008)
  • National Strategic Plan for Prevention and Pain Control 2014-2020

Working Group 2: Chronic pain: a disease or symptom?