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Power through knowledge: patient education and self-management keys to successfully managing chronic pain

Medicine Chronic pain Pain
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Affecting one in five Australian adults and children and one in three people aged over the age of 65, chronic pain (ongoing or recurrent pain that continues beyond three months or the expected time for healing) is an important policy issue due to its significant economic and social cost. This Evidence Brief proposes six actions the Australian government should focus on as part of a long-term national strategy to reduce Australia’s pain burden on the economy, on productivity and on those who live with pain and their families. 

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