Signature petition for "Alliance for Chronic Pain Austria"
Alliance for Chronic Pain Austria founded by patient support groups in Austria
On the 24th October the "Alliance for Chronic Pain Austria" was founded by 18 patient support group (SHGs) in Vienna. The aim is to raise opinions leaders' and public awareness for chronic pain as a disease in its own right.
In Austria every fifth citizen is still suffering from chronic pain which is heavily to treat in comparison to acute pain. Against other European countries there are no institutions in Austria which allow an effective treatment of chronic pain. There are only a few multidisciplinary pain centres admitting an effective diagnosis and treatment. Oftentimes the latency endures several months. In order to give the 1.5 million pain patients in Austria a "stronger voice" the EURAG Austria founded together with the support group pain the "Alliance for Chronic Pain Austria".
Here you can read the full Alliance Austria Press Relase (German). (PDF)