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National summit on pain management to discuss new standards for pain assessment and treatment

Pain. It's the most common reason people seek medical attention. In fact, more than 120 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, and 50 million workdays each year are lost due to chronic pain. When left unmanaged, pain can have devastating physiological and psychological effects, slowing recovery and increasing costs to the health care system. Yet, undertreatment of pain is perpetuated by common misperceptions about pain medication addiction and tolerance.

To increase knowledge and stimulate greater collaboration among U.S. health care leaders, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and the American Pain Society will convene the Leadership Summit on Pain Management on Monday, May 22 in Chicago and Monday, July 31 in Los Angeles.

The Summit will examine the Joint Commission's new pain management standards, organizational change strategies, and legal and ethical issues.

The Joint Commission, the United States' leading evaluator of healthcare quality, requires that the standards be used by the nearly 18,000 hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, outpatient clinics, behavioral health facilities and health plans that the organization accredits.


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Contact: Charlene Hill, JCAHO
chill@jcaho.org
630-792-5175
Porter Novelli
10-May-2000


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