Chronic pain affects around 20% of the adult population in Europe, yet it remains poorly managed and under-treated, affecting not only the patients, but society as a whole. It is time for EU and national authorities to recognise chronic pain as a priority and to ensure better diagnosis, fund research, adapt health insurance and guarantee that Europe’s 80 million sufferers get the treatment they need.
With the aim of addressing this situation, a multi-stakeholder platform including ministries of health’s representatives and delegates from patient and civic organisations, healthcare professional associations, the industry and EU institutions gathered to discuss the main challenges posed by chronic pain and possible solutions, identifying key Recommendations.
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