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The annual economic cost of persistent pain in the U.S. is at least $560 to $635 billion (in 2010$).

Gaskin D, Richard P. The Economic Costs of Pain in the United States. J Pain. 2012; 13(8): 715-24. http://www.jpain.org/article/S1526-5900(12)00559-7/abstract

Reference

Title
The Economic Costs of Pain in the United States
Publication
J Pain
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Gaskin D, Richard P
Volume & Issue
Volume 13, Issue 8
Pages
715-24
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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