Finnish Pain Association
The Finnish Pain Association’s Pain Challenge Campaign for the year 2016 expired at the end of the year. We challenged Finnish emergency clinics to take better account of the treatment plans of chronic pain patients in need of emergency care. There have been complications with patients not receiving their prescribed pain medication during hospital stays. In the worst cases they have had to arrange for their families or friends to bring their own medication from home to the hospital. The campaign has gained attention and central hospitals in Oulu and Päijänne-Tavastia have checked their operating models.