Management of chronic pain in Italy: proposal for specific priority criteria

Miceli, L.; Bednarova, R.; Paduano, R.; Romano, M.; Bove, T.

Igiene e Sanita Pubblica 74(6): 543-545

2018


ISSN/ISBN: 0019-1639
PMID: 31030212
Document Number: 17773
General practitioners often request specialist consultations to manage their patients affected by chronic pain, but in Italy wait times for the consultations are usually very long. For this reason, The Friuli Venezia Giulia region is the first Italian region to start using priority criteria for access to consultation with a pain specialist (brief within 10 days, delayed within 30 days, scheduled within 180 days).

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Management of chronic pain in Italy: proposal for specific priority criteria