A survey of U.S. nursing homes found that in most states, at least 39% to 46% of residents are in persistent pain.
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An Internet survey found that the typical patients with persistent pain takes pain medication as many as 4 times a day–including a prescription 2.6 times a day. 43% of… [ Get More Details ]
A study of people with persistent pain found that they were 2.5 times more likely to think about suicide than those without pain, 3.5 times more likely to plan suicide,… [ Get More Details ]
The annual direct and indirect costs of several pain-related conditions include:
$14 billion for migraines
Hu et al. 1999, Burden of Migraine in the U.S.
$189 billion for arthritis
Yelin et al. 2007, Medical… [ Get More Details ]
More than 50% of all hospitalized patients experience pain in the last days of their lives and despite proven therapies for pain relief, family members report that the patient experienced… [ Get More Details ]