Managing patients with chronic pain during the COVID-19 outbreak: considerations for the rapid introduction of remotely supported (eHealth) pain management services

Across the world, pain treatment centres have closed their doors.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers are
abruptly changing their care delivery to protect patients and staff
from infection and to reallocate resource towards the greatest
acute needs. Elective, routine, and nonemergency casework has
stopped in secondary and tertiary centres, while in primary care,
patients are requested to stay away or “socially distance,” and in
residential care facilities and hospices, strict isolation and
separation protocols have been introduced.

Managing patients with chronic pain during the COVID-19 outbreak: considerations for the rapid introduction of remotely supported (eHealth) pain management services
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