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Surgery is a common cause of persistent pain, and adults ages 65 and older are 2.6 times more likely to have surgery than those ages 45-64.

Hall M, DeFrances C, Williams S, Golosinskiy A, et al. National Hospital Discharge Survey: 2007 Summary. National Health Statistics Reports. 2010; 29.


National Hospital Discharge Survey: 2007 Summary
National Health Statistics Reports
National Center for Health Statistics
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Hall M, DeFrances C, Williams S, Golosinskiy A, et al.
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