Germany – 8th September 2016; the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (in German "Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung -KBV”) and the association of statutory health insurance funds (GKV-Spitzenverband) have achieved an agreement on innovations in the pain therapy.
Australian researchers have prelisted a study giving insight into the indirect costs of back problems. The study projected the indirect costs of back problems through lost productive life years from the individual's perspective, the governmental perspective and the societal perspective from 2015 to 2030, using a new micro simulation model on the long-term impacts of ill-health.
A new study conducted by the Dutch institute of Health Services Research (NIVEL) and commissioned by the Rheumatism Foundation (Reumafonds) as part of its 90th anniversary maps the various aspects of living with a rheumatic disease in the Netherlands.
On October 24th, the Members of European Parliament (MEP) Interest Group Brain Mind and Pain have launched the written declaration 0112/2016 on access to employment for those affected by neurological disorders and chronic pain conditions.