My Op-Ed in "The Hill" – A Case for Patient-Centered for Pain Research and Treatment

Healthcare remains a top priority and hotly contested political issue for Americans. Foremost among health concerns are pain treatment, opioids, and access to care. In the run-up to the mid-term elections, The Hill published my Op-Ed on the importance of patient-centered in research, treatment and healthcare policy.

A soundbite: “We risk repeating past mistakes by applying a one-size-fits-all regulatory ‘solution’ that fails to address the specific needs of the individual and treat their pain.” Read my Op-Ed here.

This piece has received a nice amount of attention, including from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). I was in Washington D.C. last week speaking at the annual PCORI meeting on patient-centered outcomes research. Watch my 13-minute talk on the importance of the individual in how we treat pain and patient-centeredness in opioid prescribing and voluntary de-prescribing.

Until next time,

Beth