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This recent Pain Management article addresses the need for a national pain management strategy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Providers conducting in-person visits and procedures must balance the mental and physical needs of their patients with constantly evolving resources, logistics, regulations and local conditions. The experts propose a framework that weighs the often-conflicting goals of risk mitigation for providers and patients with access and resource conservation. They address patient flow issues and staffing plans, telemedicine options, triaging recommendations and resource use. More