Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health

Using data to identify improvement areas for chronic pain care

18 Apr 2023

Our Statewide Chron­ic Pain Clin­i­cal Net­work lead, Pro­fes­sor Anne Burke, pre­sent­ed at the 2023 Aus­tralian Pain Soci­ety 43rd Annu­al Sci­en­tif­ic Meeting. 

The Aus­tralian Pain Soci­ety is a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary asso­ci­a­tion whose pur­pose is to advance pain man­age­ment through edu­ca­tion, research, and advo­ca­cy for trans­for­ma­tion­al improve­ments in clin­i­cal care. 

The Annu­al Sci­en­tif­ic Meet­ing pro­vides an oppor­tu­ni­ty to explor­e some of the most com­plex, chal­leng­ing and dynam­ic areas of pain man­age­ment and to delve into new insights of the man­age­ment of pain from nation­al speak­ers illus­trat­ing where Aus­tralia is at the fore­front of pain man­age­ment and pain research.

Anne talked about the use of data to iden­ti­fy areas of improve­ment for chron­ic pain care in South Aus­tralia. This data is now being used to inform the devel­op­ment of a new care path­way for peo­ple with low back pain.

For more infor­ma­tion about the net­work’s cur­rent and upcom­ing projects, see Chron­ic pain.