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Around 50% of non-institutionalized older adults suffer from persistent pain.

Thomas E. Pain in Older People. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2010. https://www.oupjapan.co.jp/en/node/4422

Reference

Title
Pain in Older People
Publication
Chronic Pain Epidemiology: From aetiology to public health
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Thomas E
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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