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The economic burden of treating persistent pain that develops from acute pain in a 30-year-old over a lifetime is as much as $1 million.

Cousins, Michael J, Ian Power, and Graham Smith. 1996 Labat Lecture: Pain–A persistent problem. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2000; 25(1): 1591-8. http://journals.lww.com/rapm/Citation/2000/01000/1996_Labat_Lecture__Pain_A_Persistent_Problem.4.aspx

Reference

Title
1996 Labat Lecture: Pain–A persistent problem
Publication
Reg Anesth Pain Med
Publication Date
2000
Authors
Cousins, Michael J, Ian Power, and Graham Smith
Volume & Issue
Volume 25, Issue 1
Pages
1591-8
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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