Survey conducted for Merck by the Gallup Organization
Cost of Disease
The annual cost of pain is greater (in 2010$) than the annual cost of heart disease ($309 billion), cancer ($243 billion), and diabetes ($188 billion)–and nearly 30% higher than the… [ Get More Details ]
The estimated annual cost of persistent pain of $560 to $635 billion includes health care costs ($261 to $300 billion) and lost productivity ($299 to $335 billion). However, these… [ Get More Details ]
In one study, around half of the patients with persistent pain reported that they had considered suicide.
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Persistent back problems reduce financial capacity by reducing wealth accumulation. Over 99% of individuals who are employed full-time have accumulated some wealth at 65 years, whereas only 74% of… [ Get More Details ]
More than half of workforce adults surveyed reported experiencing headache, back pain, arthritis, or musculoskeletal related pain in the previous 2 weeks. 12.5% of the workforce reported that their… [ Get More Details ]