Silver Book Fact

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, Margaret Jean, Carol J DeFrances, Sonja N Williams, Alexsandr Golosinsky, and Alexander Schwartzman; Division of Health Care Statistics. 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, Margaret Jean, Carol J DeFrances, Sonja N Williams, Alexsandr Golosinsky, and Alexander Schwartzman; Division of Health Care Statistics
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

Related Facts

  • Patients with persistent pain are 5 times more likely than those without persistent pain to use health care services.  
  • Impact of Pain on Day-to-Day Activities  
  • The prevalence of lower back pain amongst veterans is increasing by about 5% per year.  
  • Approximately 100 million Americans live with persistent pain.  
  • The cost of pain to Medicare was $65.3 billion in 2008–14% of all Medicare costs.