By the end of this episode you will be able to:
- describe the difference between acute and chronic pain
- discuss how the different conditions require different approaches
This episode looks at the differences between acute and chronic pain and highlights the cost of chronic pain to society. It also includes a brief introduction to the idea that, due to the difference between chronic non-malignant pain and other curable conditions, the treatment approach to chronic pain needs to be different.
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