In this section, national initiatives which have been set up in Austria can be found.
First Austrian SIP Steering Committee
Initiation of implementation of the "Road Map for Action" for the improvement of pain care in Austria
Press Release from 14 December 2011 (in German language) from the first Steering Committee meeting, which took place in Vienna on 25 November 2011. The seven policy dimensions of the "Road Map for Action", which were developed by the European, multi-stakeholder platform "societal Impact of Pain" (SIP), will be implemented in Austria. Representatives from the Austrian health care system discussed the national challenges of pain care and developed concrete proposals for action for the improvement.
Many projects and initiatives were conducted in Austria by patient organisations, HCP-organisations and governmental institutions.