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Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA) required the Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force to develop the Report on Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations*, which identified gaps or inconsistencies, and proposed updates to best practices and recommendations for pain management, including chronic and acute pain.

HHS Blog: Patient-Centered Care Is Key to Best Practices in Pain Management by Dr. Vanila M. Singh, MD, MACM

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* Persons using assistive technology may not be able to fully access information in this file.  For assistance, please send notification to Alicia Richmond Scott at email paintaskforce@hhs.gov.

Content created by Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH)
Content last reviewed on June 4, 2019