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Combatting racial and ethnic behavioral health disparities during the pandemic

Decreased baseline health and access to behavioral healthcare for Blacks and Latinos increase their risk for worsening mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

“The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has revealed deep-seated inequities in health care for…

Aug 26, 2020
 
 

Professional societies issue joint recommendations on chronic pain management during pandemic

The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) and European Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Therapy (ESRA) have issued a joint statement on recommendations for chronic pain practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recommendations include:

  • Substituting telemedicine visits for in-person visits where possible.
  • For patients infected…

Aug 18, 2020