The Pain Assessment Screening and Outcomes Registry (PASTOR)

We are pleased to announce this important Educational Brief, which is the seventh in a series of briefs profiling policy and educational issues important to improving chronic pain. We wish to thank the primary author: Colonel Dr. Chester “Trip” Buckenmaier, Program Director, Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management and editors: Richard Payne, MD, Bob Twillman, PhD, FAPM, Executive Director, American Academy of Pain Management and James Cleary, MD, FAChPM, Associate Professor of Medicine University of Wisconsin, Director, Pain and Policy Studies Group.

This educational brief is a product of the Pain Action Alliance to Implement a National Strategy (PAINS) and the Center for Practical Bioethics.

The Policy & Educational Brief Series is designed as a tool for PAINS members to support their work to improve pain policy. In the spirit of the alliance, the Brief is designed as an “open document” so any member organization or individual can brand it with their name and contact information. The back page of the brief is designed with a space marked “This copy is made available to you by:” for easy personalization.

Everyone can download a master electronic copy. Hard copies of the latest issue can be ordered in a package of 10 or 20 for free and there is a flat rate mailing cost of $5.00. If you want larger quantities, please contact us.

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