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Pan European Network - Article from Chris Wells and Bart Morlion

Chris Well and Bart Morlion – European Pain Federation EFIC, Belgium

The societal impact of pain needs action now, argue Chris Wells and Bart Morlion, the president and president elect of the European Pain Federation EFIC

Healthcare and social systems are a fundamental part of what we know as the European social model and are rightly cherished across the continent. However, an ageing population and accompanying chronic diseases have pushed healthcare and social expenditure to new heights. In the future, and in response to the economic crisis, healthcare systems in the European Union need to be managed in a smarter way. One way legislators can do this is by focusing on the societal impact of pain.

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