Pain management amid COVID-19 requires balance between need, safety

Pain management during the COVID-19 pandemic requires balancing access to care with minimizing exposure risk for front-line health care providers and vulnerable patients, according to a panel of experts who developed guidelines on best practices.In a 2018 MMWR report, researchers estimated that approximately 50 million Americans experience chronic pain — or about 20% of all U.S. adults.Telehealth or in-person visit?According to the best practices, physicians should consider the following when deciding to see patients in person or via telehealth:“Patients who come in should beRead More

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