Societal Impact of Pain - Initiatives

Raising awareness for chronic pain on national level

Following the official launch of the "Societal Impact of Pain - A Road Map for Action" on European level in the European Parliament on 4 May 2011, it is SIP's mission to raise awareness of the relevance of the impact that pain has on our societies, health and economic systems and to exchange information and share best-practices across all member states of the European Union. 

The following information shows different country initiatives, press activities and communication materials from European Member States to make aware of the societal impact of pain in their country. 

Pain as a risk factor for common mental disorders

Results from the Netherlands Mental Health Survey and Incidence Study-2: a longitudinal, population-based study. Read the article about the study resu…

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This is the title of the thesis from Rianne van Boekel where she analyses the quality of postoperative pain management in Dutch Hospitals. Here you can find the article and the full document.

Improving postoperative pain care

This is the title of the thesis from Rianne van Boekel where she analyses the quality of postoperative pain management in Dutch Hospitals. Here you ca…

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Low back pain is a common Problem with high societal impact, with a one-year prevalence of nearly 40% and a lifetime prevalence of over 70% in industrialized countries.

Low Back Pain and Radicular Pain: Development of a Clinical …

Low back pain is a common Problem with high societal impact, with a one-year prevalence of nearly 40% and a lifetime prevalence of over 70% in industr…

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The French organisation SFETD (Société Française d’Étude et de Traitement de la Douleur) has published a White Book dedicated entirely to the issue of (chronic) pain. The book is a result of a co-operation between health care professionals and patient representatives and considers the fight against chronic pain being one of the most complex challenges of future health care systems.
 
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French White Book on Pain (Livre Blanc Douleur 2017)

The French organisation SFETD (Société Française d’Étude et de Traitement de la Douleur) has published a White Book dedicated entirely to the issue of…

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Prof. Dr. Dr. Joachim Nadstawek, President of the German BVSD (Berufsverband der Ärzte und Psychologischen Psychotherapeuten in der Schmerz- und Palliativmedizin in Deutschland e.V.), calls for a restructured pain therapy within the German health care system.

3.4 million pain patients not adequately treated in Germany

Prof. Dr. Dr. Joachim Nadstawek, President of the German BVSD (Berufsverband der Ärzte und Psychologischen Psychotherapeuten in der Schmerz- und Palli…

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