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2020 Apr 07

Pain Med

Pain Management Best Practices from Multispecialty Organizations during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Public Health Crises.


Cohen SP, Baber ZB, Buvanendran A, McLean BLTCC, Chen Y, Hooten MW, Laker SR, Wasan AWD, Kennedy DJ, Sandbrink F, King SLTCA, Fowler ICDRM, Stojanovic MP, Hayek SM, Phillips CCDRR
Pain Med. 2020 Apr 07.
PMID: 32259247.


It is nearly impossible to overestimate the burden of chronic pain, which is associated with enormous personal and socioeconomic costs. Chronic pain is the leading cause of disability in the world, is associated with multiple psychiatric co-morbidities, and has been causally linked for the opioid crisis. Access to pain treatment has been called a fundamental human right by numerous organizations. The current COVID-19 pandemic has strained medical resources, creating a dilemma for physicians charged with a responsibility to limit spread of the contagion, and their responsibility to treat the patients they are entrusted to care for.