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Arthritis is the most common painful condition reported in U.S. nursing home residents.

Ferrell, Bruce A, Betty R Ferrell, and Lynne Rivera. Pain in Cognitively Impaired Nursing Home Patients. J Pain & Symptom Manage. 1995; 10(8): 591-8. http://www.jpsmjournal.com/article/0885-3924(95)00121-2/abstract

Reference

Title
Pain in Cognitively Impaired Nursing Home Patients
Publication
J Pain & Symptom Manage
Publication Date
1995
Authors
Ferrell, Bruce A, Betty R Ferrell, and Lynne Rivera
Volume & Issue
Volume 10, Issue 8
Pages
591-8
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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