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PA!N supports new care standard for chronic pain in the Netherlands

PA!N – PA!N Netherlands, Netherlands

One of the main objective of PA!N (SIP NL) is to increase awareness on the pain to policy makers / politicians and to adapt a national pain guideline.

As from 11 February 2020, the Dutch authorities adapted the Care Standard for chronic pain, which also includes the patient´s perspective, in the national registry. This national registry is an official and public register in which a quality standard, information standard or measuring instrument is included on the recommendation of organizations of clients, care providers and Health care insurers jointly or from the Quality Council. 

The purpose of the Chronic Pain Care Standard is to contribute to:

  • an equal cooperation between patient and healthcare professional;
  • timely recognition of patients with chronic pain;
  • optimal organization and implementation of prevention of, and care for, chronic pain

The principle is that the patient acts as a partner in the care process based on a biopsychosocial approach to treat pain. A care standard defines the standard for the required level of quality of care provision. At the same time, it offers sufficient scope for flexibility and an individual, person-oriented approach to people with a chronic condition.

With this collaboration PA!N made a major step to an improved pain treatment for the patient on a national level.

Read more about Pain as a Health Quality Indicator as one of the key priorities of the SIP Joint Statement.

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