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The latest publications from NRS Pain and across the pain research community

The World Health Organization's (WHO’s) International Classification of Diseases (ICD) currently has no diagnostic codes for chronic pain. To rectify this, the WHO and the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) have developed, for the first time, a series of relevant codes for the forthcoming 11th edition (ICD-11). Blair H. Smith contributed to the WHO/IASP Task Force, and to a series of papers presenting the new ICD-11 chronic pain codes, including an overview and a detailed description of the Neuropathic Pain coding. In particular, with other members of NRS Pain, he led the paper describing their relevance for primary care.

 

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