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A survey of U.S. nursing homes found that in most states, at least 39% to 46% of residents are in persistent pain.

Teno J, Weitzen S, Wetle T, Mor V. Persistent Pain in Nursing Home Residents. JAMA. 2001; 285(16): 2081. http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1031445

Reference

Title
Persistent Pain in Nursing Home Residents
Publication
JAMA
Publication Date
2001
Authors
Teno J, Weitzen S, Wetle T, Mor V
Volume & Issue
Volume 285, Issue 16
Pages
2081
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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