In this section, national initiatives which have been set up in Austria can be found.
Publication "Chronic Pain"
Overview of outpatient pain treatment in Austria
The German Pain Society (Deutsche Schmerzgesellschaft e.V.) released an overview of the Austrian outpatient management in their publication organ "Der Schmerz". It is published by the "Springer Verlag" and written by four co-authors; E. Krahulec, L.J. Schmidt, W. Habacher and H. Kratzer.
The publication displays that the quality criteria relating to the structure of care established by the Austrian Society for Pain have only been partially implemented. Potential for improvement exists particularly with regards to the prevalence of pain-specific training, interdisciplinary teamwork and the measurement of outcomes.
Here you can read the full publication „Der Schmerz“.
Many projects and initiatives were conducted in Austria by patient organisations, HCP-organisations and governmental institutions.