Sip Netherlands

In this section, national initiatives which have been set up in the Netherlands can be found.

Chronic pain is a huge problem - in the Netherlands alone, no less than 2.2 million people suffer from this condition, incurring costs of up to 20 billion euros. Kris Vissers, Professor of Anaesthesiology, and Michiel Reneman, Professor of Rehabilitation, both co-chairmen of ‘Pijn Alliantie in Nederland’ (Pain Alliance in Netherlands, PAIN), an association of patient organisations and pain working groups, and Ilona Thomassen, chairwoman of ‘Pijnpatiënten Naar Eén Stem’ (One Voice for Pain Patients), explain why chronic pain deserves to get more Attention.

Taking an action together against chronic pain

Chronic pain is a huge problem - in the Netherlands alone, no less than 2.2 million people suffer from this condition, incurring costs of up to 20 bil…

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The Dutch go mainly with movement complaints to the doctor!

The most reported complaints to general practitioner are related to the musculoskeletal system, especially complaints to knee and lower back, as evide…

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What is the standard of care for chronic pain?

Hans Van Dongen, from Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) member association Pijnpatiënten naar één stem (One Voice for Pain Patients) shared details about an …

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Pain as a risk factor for common mental disorders

Results from the Netherlands Mental Health Survey and Incidence Study-2: a longitudinal, population-based study. Read the article about the study resu…

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This is the title of the thesis from Rianne van Boekel where she analyses the quality of postoperative pain management in Dutch Hospitals. Here you can find the article and the full document.

Improving postoperative pain care

This is the title of the thesis from Rianne van Boekel where she analyses the quality of postoperative pain management in Dutch Hospitals. Here you ca…

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