In this section, national initiatives which have been set up in Austria can be found.
Basis for Austrian “Road Map for Action” established
On the 3rd December 2012, an expert panel discussion on "Chronic pain as a major cause of absenteeism and early retirement" took place in Vienna. Besides Federal Minister Hundstorfer, many different experts in the fields of Politics, medicine, nursing, economics and pharmaceutical industries participated.
The aim of the discussion group was to form the basis for an Austrian "Road Map for Action" in whom recommendations for the optimization and advancement of chronic Pain Patients’ supply are to be formulated and addressed to the policy. A “Road Map for Action” already exists on European level. Here you can find the European “Road Map for Action”.
Please read here the original Austrian Press Release on “Chronic pain as a major cause of absenteeism and early retirement” (GER).
Many projects and initiatives were conducted in Austria by patient organisations, HCP-organisations and governmental institutions.