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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 moderate pain.
Gaskin D, Richard P. The Economic Costs of Pain in the United States. J Pain. 2012; 13(8): 715-24. http://www.jpain.org/article/S1526-5900(12)00559-7/abstract