APS has identified a broad agenda of pain issues and advocates in numerous arenas to improve the care of patients with pain. The society's goals in this activity are to advance the treatment of people in pain by ensuring access to treatment, removing regulatory barriers, and educating practitioners and policy makers in all settings about advances and economics of effective pain treatment.
The APS Strategic Goals include
- establishing pain as a major health problem
- advocating for the prevention or relief of useless pain
- promoting multidisciplinary research to increase knowledge of pain and pain relief mechanisms.
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