Pain & Policy Studies Group
The Pain & Policy Studies Group released Achieving Balance in State Pain Policy: A Progress Report Card. The report contains a grade for each state and the District of Columbia, which represents the extent that state policies can support pain management and patient care. PPSG researchers evaluated the content of state laws and regulatory policies to determine the presence of language that could enhance or impede pain management. The report has a companion document, Achieving Balance in State and Federal Pain Policies: A Guide to Evaluation.