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Policy Papers

Policy papers on pain and pain management.

Date Organisation Policy Paper Document
June, 2019 Canadian Pain Taskforce

Chronic Pain in Canada: Laying a Foundation for Action

May, 2019 World Health Organistaion (WHO)

International Classification of Diseases 11th Revision (ICD-11)
Includes diagnostic codes for Chronic Pain

May, 2019 US Dept of Health and Human Services

Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations - Final Report

US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic:
Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription Opioid Use
May, 2017 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Health Council National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions Download
May, 2016 Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health of the Bone and Joint Decade A Framework to Evaluate Musculoskeletal Models of Care Download
March, 2016 US Dept of Health and Human Services US National Pain Strategy: A Comprehensive Population Health-Level Strategy for Pain Link
2011 Institute of Medicine, America Relieving Pain in America 2011 Download
May, 2010 US Office of the Army Surgeon General US Pain Management Task Force Final Report May 2010 Download
March, 2010 Painaustralia National Pain Strategy - Australia Link