Thursday, January 19, 2012

IOM Report and NEJM

Alleviating Suffering 101 — Pain Relief in the United States

Philip A. Pizzo, M.D., and Noreen M. Clark, Ph.D.
New England Journal of Medicine
January 19, 2012

The magnitude of pain in the United States is astounding. More than 116 million Americans have pain that persists for weeks to years. The total financial costs of this epidemic are $560 billion to $635 billion per year, according to Relieving Pain in America, 1 the recent report of an Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee that we cochaired.


Alleviating Suffering 101 — Pain Relief in the United States, New England Journal of Medicine, January 19, 2012

Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research, Institute of Medicine

What’s Next? The IOM Report on Pain, Myra Christopher, The Bioethics Channel



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