Pain as a global public health priority

  title={Pain as a global public health priority},
  author={Daniel S. Goldberg and Summer Johnson McGee},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
BACKGROUND Pain is an enormous problem globally. Estimates suggest that 20% of adults suffer from pain globally and 10% are newly diagnosed with chronic pain each year. Nevertheless, the problem of pain has primarily been regarded as a medical problem, and has been little addressed by the field of public health. DISCUSSION Despite the ubiquity of pain, whether acute, chronic or intermittent, public health scholars and practitioners have not addressed this issue as a public health problem. The… CONTINUE READING
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