Chronic diseases in the European Union: the prevalence and health cost implications of chronic pain.

@article{Leadley2012ChronicDI,
  title={Chronic diseases in the European Union: the prevalence and health cost implications of chronic pain.},
  author={Regina M. Leadley and Nigel Armstrong and Yvonne C Lee and Alex N Allen and Jos M P Kleijnen},
  journal={Journal of pain & palliative care pharmacotherapy},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={
          310-25
        }
}
The objective of this study was to assess recent data on the prevalence of chronic pain as part of chronic diseases; the prevalence of chronic pain as a chronic condition in its own right; the costs attributed to chronic pain; and the European Union (EU) policies to addressing chronic pain. Recent literature was reviewed for data on the prevalence and cost implications of chronic pain in the EU. Following on from an earlier systematic review, 8 databases were searched for prevalence and 10 for… CONTINUE READING
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