Monday, September 3, 2012

Relieving Pain in America

If you are over forty, this should interest you. Did you know that every year, about 100 million adult Americans experience chronic pain, and that this condition costs our nation somewhere between $560 billion and $635 billion annually? These figures come from a new report by the Institute of Medicine. Much of this pain is preventable or could be better managed, added the committee that wrote the report.

The IOM committee called for coordinated, national efforts of public and private organizations to create a cultural transformation in how the nation understands and approaches pain management and prevention. They believe that some of the recommended changes can be implemented by the end of 2012 while others should be in place by 2015 and maintained as ongoing efforts.

As always – Enjoy Your Life,

John Aaron Villarreal

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  1. Good share of information.

    I have downloaded the pdf of the report brief and the testimony and still on the course of reading it.

    Pain sometimes is hard to manage and with the IOM it gives me more information.

    Thanks for this.

  2. Glad it could help, Mark. Be sure to keep me posted on your progress.