Update in Pain Medicine (2010)
Journal of General Internal Medicine
More than 75 million Americans have chronic or recurrent pain. Pain accounts for 20% of all outpatient visits and more than $100 billion dollars per year in direct (i.e., health care services) and indirect costs (i.e., lost productivity); analgesics account for 12% of all prescriptions. Chronic pain is a leading cause of work loss, and disability and is a common reason for use of alternative medicine. Our aims were to: review recent pain medicine studies and their key findings and understand how these new findings may impact generalist clinical practice.
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Alford, D. P., Krebs, E. E., Chen, I. A., Nicolaidis, C., Bair, M. J., & Liebschutz, J. (2010). Update in pain medicine. Journal of general internal medicine, 25(11), 1222-1226.