In this section, national initiatives which have been set up in Belgium can be found.
TV and Radio Report with Bart Morlion
Chronic Pain and its costs in Belgium
In Europe, 1 in 4 people suffer from such pain that sometimes persists for years, and according to pain doctor Griet Brusselmans, that figure is similar for Belgium. This requires a lot of money from the Belgian state. Last year alone it costed an estimated 11.6 billion euros.
On 23 January 2012 a news bulletin appeared on the Belgian public TV channel "VRT". The report includes comments from Dr. Bart Morlion (head of the Belgian Change Pain Steering Committee) and Prof. Lieven Annemans on chronic pain in Belgium.
On this date, a radio interview also was held on the same topic with Bart Morlion.
In May 2018 a core team representing multiple stakeholder groups including payers started their work on launching SIP Belgium.