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Shining the LAMP on Efforts to Transform Pain Care in America

Source: Annals of Internal Medicine
Editorial by Robert D. Kerns, PhD: Pain, particularly chronic pain, is a public health crisis requiring a comprehensive national and international effort to address it. In the seminal report "Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research," the Institute of Medicine (IOM) (now the National Academy of Medicine) cites data showing that approximately 100 million U.S. adults report chronic pain, with the rate increasing each year.

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