Produced in response to a request by the National Institute of Health, the report provides an assessment of the state of the science of pain medicine and offers recommendations to the federal government on advancing the pain management field.
Although implementation will be a slow process, experts predict the NIH might designate a lead institute with the NIH to advance pain research, develop a comprehensive pain management strategy for the country and develop a strategy that addresses barriers to care for pain patients.
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IOM's Guidelines on Pain to be Implemented in 2012Written by Abby Callard | January 03, 2012
The Institute of Medicine report, "Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Treatment and Research," outlines guidelines for data collection, medical education and inclusiveness in the field of pain management and will start being implemented this year, according to the report released earlier this year.
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