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As many as 45% to 80% of nursing home residents have pain that contributes to functional impairment and a decreased quality of life.

Ferrell B. Pain Evaluation and Management in the Nursing Home. Ann Intern Med. 1995; 123(9): 681-7. http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=709172

Reference

Title
Pain Evaluation and Management in the Nursing Home
Publication
Ann Intern Med
Publication Date
1995
Authors
Ferrell B
Volume & Issue
Volume 123, Issue 9
Pages
681-7
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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