This report was released on January 10, 2019, by the federal Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force (Task Force). The report presents the Task Force's preliminary recommendations to be submitted to Congress. The initial key concepts include some of the following, and more:
- Balanced pain management should be based on a biopsychosocial model of care.
- Individualized, patient-centered care is vital to addressing the public health pain crisis.
- Ensure better and safer opioid stewardship through risk assessment based on patients’ medical, social, and family history to ensure safe and appropriate prescribing . . .