Navigation Links
Chronic Pain May Cost U.S. $635 Billion a Year
Date:9/14/2012

FRIDAY, Sept. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Americans spend as much as $635 billion each year on the direct and indirect costs associated with chronic pain, according to a new study.

That's more than the annual costs associated with cancer, heart disease and diabetes, said study authors Darrell Gaskin and Patrick Richard, health economists at Johns Hopkins University. They based their estimate on health care costs and lost worker productivity associated with chronic pain.

The researches analyzed the 2008 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to measure the incremental health care costs for people affected by chronic pain -- including pain that interferes with work, joint pain, arthritis and disabilities -- and compared them to costs for people without chronic pain. The study involved more than 20,200 U.S. adults.

The costs of certain conditions were calculated for a variety of payers of health care services, the researchers noted.

The study, published in the Journal of Pain, found average health care costs for adults were $4,475. People suffering from moderate pain paid $4,516 more in health care costs than those without pain, the researchers said. Patients with severe pain spent $3,210 more than people with only moderate pain. Costs were also $4,048 higher for those with joint pain, $5,838 higher for people with arthritis and $9,680 more for those with functional disabilities.

When prevalence of pain conditions was assessed, moderate pain accounted for 10 percent, severe pain accounted for 11 percent and disability represented 12 percent. Estimates for joint pain and arthritis were higher. They accounted for 33 percent and 25 percent of prevalence estimates, respectively.

The researchers noted that adults affected by chronic pain missed more workdays than people without pain. This affected their annual hours worked and hourly wages. The study concluded the total cost associated with pain in the United
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. More Evidence Acupuncture Can Ease Chronic Pain
2. Earlier treatment for young patients with chronic hepatitis B more effective in clearing virus
3. Chronic Cough Responds to Epilepsy Drug, Study Finds
4. Midlife fitness staves off chronic disease at end of life, UT Southwestern researchers report
5. Scientists to design drug for chronic pain
6. Male mice exposed to chronic social stress have anxious female offspring
7. Chronic exposure to staph bacteria may be risk factor for lupus, Mayo study finds
8. Chronic Butter Flavoring Exposure Linked to Harmful Brain Process
9. Common Skin Cancer a Chronic Condition, Study Says
10. Chronic vulvar pain related to irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia and interstitial cystitis
11. Study finds people have difficulty controlling multiple chronic conditions
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Chronic Pain May Cost U.S. $635 Billion a Year
(Date:3/28/2015)... Early surgery may not be the ... joint injuries, according to new research from Tripler Army ... Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s ( AOSSM ) Specialty ... surgery was not performed. , The final study group ... and 17 receiving non-surgical therapy. Of the non-surgery group, ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... Lately the student-athlete experience has ... proposals around the NCAA. In a March episode of ... across a spectrum of universities and sports shed light ... special panel consists of athletes who have competed for ... track and field, baseball, and volleyball. They discuss the ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... 28, 2015 The "Petrick Sustainable ... sustainable health. After 18 years of research and experience ... UFC contenders, Dr. Jon Petrick is excited to be ... some of the immediate benefits of this radical new ... levels of strength of the immune system, faster healing ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... Plainview, NY (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 ... provider of dietary supplements announces the release of ... MuffinStop™ was shown in two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled ... weight and waist and hip size. MuffinStop™ is ... Sphaeranthus indicus and Garcinia mangostana, fused together to ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... FL (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 The ... guide from dating experts Samantha Sanderson and Jason Rogers ... frenzied buzz of media attention. The commotion surrounding the ... Roman, prompting him to publish an in-depth review of ... devastated when the men in their lives suddenly start ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:For Type V AC Joint Injuries, Early Surgery May Not Be the Best Approach 2Health News:SCI TV Panel of Former College Athletes Discusses Student Athlete Experience 2Health News:SCI TV Panel of Former College Athletes Discusses Student Athlete Experience 3Health News:Celebrity Chiropractor Jon Petrick to Release Sustainable Health System this Summer 2Health News:Purity Products Releases Revolutionary New Weight Loss Product, MuffinStop™ 2Health News:The Monogamy Method - Review Of Samantha Sanderson & Jason Rogers' Relationship Program Released 2
... Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children,s ... Conference on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23. ... policy boundaries and complexities of providing healthcare to children. ... the Boundaries of Clinical Ethics and Public Policy," will ...
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, July 20 (HealthDay ... skin rashes, but the similarities between the two common, ... examining patients suffering from both ailments (a very rare ... system responses that prompt skin flare-ups for both diseases. ...
... , WEDNESDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- The ... their patients, health, new research indicates. It also plays ... errors and patient satisfaction, according to a commentary in the ... who are civil, the report claimed, can more effectively help ...
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) ... be heating up. New technology promises to cut costs while ... of your genes and potentially provide a personalized report of ... The human genome was first mapped in 2001 and cost ...
... cascade of chemistry to stem the flow of blood. Now, ... have used evolutionary clues to reveal how a key clotting ... disorders. The long tube-shaped protein with a vital role ... in cells that form the inner lining of blood vessels, ...
... , In the fight to improve global health, alleviate ... developing world, chickens have an important role to play. ... Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology at Arizona State ... a more productive species of chicken for villagers in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Exploring the limits of children's health care: What's the reality of providing care to all? 2Health News:Scientists Close in on Origins of Psoriasis, Eczema 2Health News:Scientists Close in on Origins of Psoriasis, Eczema 3Health News:Rude Surgeons Hurt Patients, Increase Costs 2Health News:Cheaper DNA Sequencing Coming Closer 2Health News:Cheaper DNA Sequencing Coming Closer 3Health News:Evolution provides clue to blood clotting 2Health News:Evolution provides clue to blood clotting 3Health News:A new breed: Highly productive chickens help raise Ugandans from poverty 2Health News:A new breed: Highly productive chickens help raise Ugandans from poverty 3
(Date:3/27/2015)... LAVAL, Quebec , March 27, 2015  Valeant ... announced today the closing of its previously announced registered ... States (the "Offering"). Pursuant to the Offering, ... of $199.00 per share, for aggregate gross proceeds of ... filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission a ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... , March 27, 2015   Hospira, ... leader in biosimilars and the world,s leading provider ... studies that support an evaluation of biosimilarity of ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conditionally approved name ... EPOGEN™ (epoetin alfa). These study data were presented ...
(Date:3/27/2015)...  Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: DCTH ), ... on oncology with an emphasis on the treatment ... reporting of data from a single -center experience ... the Delcath Hepatic Delivery System (Melphalan/HDS) and other ... of Surgical Oncology (SSO) Annual Meeting 2015.  The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Valeant Pharmaceuticals Closes Offering Of $1.45 Billion Of Common Shares 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals Closes Offering Of $1.45 Billion Of Common Shares 3Hospira Clinical Data Shows Proposed Biosimilar, Epoetin Hospira, Demonstrates Pharmacokinetic And Pharmacodynamic Equivalence Compared To Amgen's Epogen 2Hospira Clinical Data Shows Proposed Biosimilar, Epoetin Hospira, Demonstrates Pharmacokinetic And Pharmacodynamic Equivalence Compared To Amgen's Epogen 3Data Highlighting Delcath's Melphalan/HDS Presented At The Society Of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting 2Data Highlighting Delcath's Melphalan/HDS Presented At The Society Of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting 3Data Highlighting Delcath's Melphalan/HDS Presented At The Society Of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting 4Data Highlighting Delcath's Melphalan/HDS Presented At The Society Of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting 5
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: