Each year, Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) surveys patients and their caregivers about different aspects of their chronic pain. Each survey focuses on a different aspect of the impact of pain on the quality of life of patients with chronic pain in Europe.

This year we have repeated our 2017 Europe-wide survey on how chronic pain is diagnosed and treatment – with extra questions.  This new survey used the World Health Organisation’s ICD-11 coding for both primary and secondary pain conditions, and for the first time, asked patients where they classify themselves.

The survey was conducted in fifteen European languages and distributed online to people living with chronic pain through the network of PAE member organisations and other related stakeholders in the pain community.

You can now read one of the reports of the survey ‘Patients report on Diagnosis and Treatment’ on our website on link: https://pae-eu.eu/surveys/. Soon, we will add another report on this survey on this same link.  

These results will support our efforts to raise awareness of living with chronic pain among decision makers and policy makers, as well as other stakeholders.

The results of this survey will be presented by our President. Ms Deirdre Ryan, at an online event on Integrative Medicine and Health in Pain Management on October 12, organized by the MEP Interest Group on Integrative Medicine and Health.

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