Silver Book Fact

During the 4-year period between 2005 and 2008, 5.7% of the U.S. population reported using opioids for pain.

Institute of Medicine; Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care and Education. Relieving Pain in America: A blueprint for transforming prevention, care, education, and research. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2011. http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2011/Relieving-Pain-in-America-A-Blueprint-for-Transforming-Prevention-Care-Education-Research.aspx

Reference

Title
Relieving Pain in America: A blueprint for transforming prevention, care, education, and research
Publisher
National Academies Press
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Institute of Medicine; Committee on Advancing Pain Research, Care and Education
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • Around 10% of Americans have severe, disabling persistent pain.  
  • 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…  
  • Around 46 million Americans suffer from pain-causing arthritis or other rheumatic conditions.  
  • Surgery is a common cause of persistent pain, and adults ages 65 and older are 2.6 times more likely to have surgery than those ages 45-64.  
  • 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…