In this section, national initiatives which have been set up in Austria can be found.
Pain News - Austrian Round Table
Management of chronic pain patients in Austria Schmerz Nachrichten (Pain News) Round Table
Pain is probably the most widely spread reason why patients consult a physician. Stakeholder, invited by Schmerznachrichten, discussed the status of care of the about 1,5 million Austrian pain patients and how it could be improved.
Participants of the Round Table discussion were Dr. Wolfgang Jaksch, current President of the ÖSG (Austrian Pain Society), Dr. Johannes Steinhart (Vice President of the Austrian Medical Association), Mag. Martin Schaffenrath (Vice Chairman of Association Board in the Federation of Austrian Social Insurances); Dr. Eva Mückstein (Representative of the National Council, Die Grünen), Eva-Marla Kernstock (BIQG, GÖG).
Here you can find the full article of the Schmerz Nachrichten Round Table (PDF, German).
Source: SchmerzNachrichten (Zeitschrift der Österreichischen SchmerzGesellschaft) N r . 3 | 2015 • ISSN 2076 - 7625 - http://www.oesg.at
Many projects and initiatives were conducted in Austria by patient organisations, HCP-organisations and governmental institutions.