The following standard clinical definition applies to Gold, Silver, Bronze and Basic hospital covers:
Hospital treatment for the implantation, replacement or other surgical management of a device required for the treatment of pain.
For example: treatment of nerve pain, back pain, and pain caused by coronary heart disease with a device (for example an infusion pump or neurostimulator).
Related hospital treatments and where to find them
Treatment of pain that does not require a device is listed separately under Pain management.