The societal costs of chronic pain and its determinants: The case of Austria.

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Summary of "The societal costs of chronic pain and its determinants: The case of Austria."

Chronic pain is among the most burdensome conditions. Its prevalence ranges between 12% and 30% in Europe, with an estimated 21% among Austrian adults. The economic impact of chronic pain from a societal perspective, however, has not been sufficiently researched. This study aims to provide an estimate of the societal costs for working-age adults with chronic pain in Austria. It explores the impact of sex, number of pain sites, self-reported pain severity, health literacy and private health insurance on costs associated with chronic pain.


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Name: PloS one
ISSN: 1932-6203
Pages: e0213889


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