May 14, 2019 Adopt This Program To Treat Pediatric Chronic Pain Without Opioids


An inpatient chornic pain program for children and adolescents in New Jersey has been adopted by Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. More than 10% of hospitalized children show signs of chronic pain, and approximately 3% of pediatric chronic pain patients need intensive rehabilitation. The annual total costs to society to care for children and adolescents with moderate to severe chronic pain has been estimated at $19.5 billion. In April, the Rady Children’s inpatient program was launched in partnership with New Brunswick, New Jersey-based Children’s Specialized Hospital. The RWJBarnabas Health children’s hospital has had an inpatient program for children and adolescents with chronic pain for six years. Read more at