Published by National Pain Report
The NIH Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force concluded its initial two day meeting on Thursday adopting an aggressive timeline to recommend updates to best practices in pain management to federal agencies.
A final report is due in 364 days.
The 28-member group, comprised of academics, practitioners and a pain patient advocate, will draft recommendations that the public will see in early January before the final adoption.
Between now and then, a lot of work must be done.
Three subcommittees were formed;
- One will work on treatment: medication, physical therapy and surgical procedures
- Another will deal with psychological and stigma issues
- A third will look at complementary and alternative medicine, education and access to care.