The first-of-its-kind conference dedicated exclusively to helping health plans control the skyrocketing costs of pain management. Chronic pain accounts for 10 to 20% of primary care visits. The economic impact of chronic pain, including the direct and indirect costs of chronic pain, has been estimated at more than $100 billion annually. Compared with other disease states, such as heart disease, the costs for chronic pain are far greater and will increase exponentially. Chronic pain is a serious and costly public health issue in the United States and is the most common reason that people seek medical care.
Official Website: http://www.worldrg.com/pain
Added by worldrg on August 12, 2008