Survey conducted for Merck by the Gallup Organization
Cost of Disease
In an Internet survey of patients with persistent pain who were currently using opioids to treat their pain, only 6% report having a “great deal of control” over their pain.… [ Get More Details ]
An estimated 80% of surgical patients report post-operative pain. Around 10% to 50% of those patients develop persistent pain, and for 2% to 10% of them the persistent pain… [ Get More Details ]
71% of patients with persistent pain taking opioids for their pain have seen a health care professional in the past month. 1 in 4 have seen a health care… [ Get More Details ]
Fibromyalgia is a widespread pain disorder that affects 3.4% of women and 0.5% of men in the U.S.
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A person with moderate pain has health care expenditures $4,516 higher than those without pain. A person with severe pain has health care expenditures $3,210 higher than those with… [ Get More Details ]