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An estimated 40% to 50% of people with persistent pain also have mood disorders.

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
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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  • 83 million Americans have pain that impacts their participation in various activities.  
  • The annual economic cost of persistent pain in the U.S. is at least $560 to $635 billion (in 2010$).  
  • Around half of adults 65 and older have been diagnosed with arthritis, a common cause of persistent pain.  
  • Medicare bears one-fourth of all expenditures for pain-related treatment in the U.S.  
  • The annual cost to society of persistent pain is equal to around $2,000 for every person living in the U.S.