Pain as a global public health priority

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p770
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the debate going on pain as a global public health priority. The estimates indicate that 20 percent of adults suffer from pain globally and 10 percent are newly diagnosed with chronic pain each year. It informs that addressing pain as a global public health issue will also aid in priority setting and formulating public health policy to address this problem. It suggests that prevalence, incidence, and vast social and health consequences of global pain need to be addressed.


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