What about pain care in...Europe?

Monitor on national pain care in EU-countries

Most of us know what it is like to have pain and to go to a doctor for getting medication, physiotherapy or other treatments. What most of us are not aware of is how pain is being managed in other countries of Europe. Will a GP prescribe a pain drug in UK? Are physicians specially trained for treating pain patients in Spain? Do patients have access to pain specialists in Portugal? Do politicians recognise the need for pain care in Italy? Is pain care in Scandinavia really better than in southern-EU countries?

Together with the European umbrella organisation for the study of pain (EFIC®), Grünenthal Governmenthal Affairs & Health Policy has developed a European Monitor to give a quick and country-specific overview of the situation of pain care in most European countries.

Please view the full European Road Map Monitor 2011

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