Barriers To Effective Pain Management Still Remain In States

By: American Cancer Society – Tue, 07/15/2008 – 14:49

New report on pain management shows seven states have improved Pain Policies in the Last Year, but some barriers still remain.

States continue to make steady progress in adopting balanced policies that help people with pain to alleviate their suffering, according to a report released today that evaluates state policies to improve pain management and patient care. However, only five states have received a grade of ‘A’ for enabling health care professionals to effectively alleviate the suffering of their patients without encountering barriers in legislation or regulation. More…