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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 is severe.

Apfelbaum, Jeffrey L, Connie Chen, Shilpa S Mehta, and Tong J Gan. Postoperative Pain Experience: Results from a national survey suggest postoperative pain continues to be undermanaged. Anesth Analg. 2002; 97(2): 534-40. http://www.anesthesia-analgesia.org/content/97/2/534.full

Reference

Title
Postoperative Pain Experience: Results from a national survey suggest postoperative pain continues to be undermanaged
Publication
Anesth Analg
Publication Date
2002
Authors
Apfelbaum, Jeffrey L, Connie Chen, Shilpa S Mehta, and Tong J Gan
Volume & Issue
Volume 97, Issue 2
Pages
534-40.
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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