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The Evolving Economics of Integrative Pain Management 

The Evolving Economics of Integrative Pain Management
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The Evolving Economics of Integrative Pain Management
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Lance Luria

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10.1093/med/9780199315246.003.0005
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date: 25 June 2019

The United States spends more on healthcare than any other country in the world, and we spend twice as much as the next most costly country. Pain management does not escape this reality. This chapter highlights pain management as a poster child for low value with high cost/high tech interventions coupled with poor long term functional outcomes, with the economic toll of treating chronic pain thought to be greater than $600 billion each year, affecting an estimated 116 million Americans.

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