Patient-Centered Care Key for Pain Management in Opioid Crisis

 Patient Engagement Hit
By Sara Heath
January 02, 2019

An individualized, patient-centered approach to pain management could help improve care outcomes and patient experience while still addressing the opioid crisis, according to a proposed report from the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force (Task Force).

The proposal, published at the end of 2018, outlines how individual providers and the industry as a whole can address pain management for patients with acute and chronic pain, two issues that have become more pervasive in recent years.