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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. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr029.pdf

Reference

Title
National Hospital Discharge Survey: 2007 Summary
Publication
National Health Statistics Reports
Publisher
National Center for Health Statistics
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Hall M, DeFrances C, Williams S, Golosinskiy A, et al.
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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