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Economic impact of chronic pain in Portugal

The economic impact of chronic pain: a nationwide population-based cost-of-illness study in Portugal

The European Journal of Health Economics

January 2016, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 87-98

First online: 22 November 2014

The economic impact of chronic pain: a nationwide population-based cost-of-illness study in Portugal

Abstract

In addition to its high frequency and relevant individual and social impact, chronic pain (CP) has been shown to be a major contributor to increased healthcare utilisation, reduced labour productivity, and consequently large direct and indirect costs. In the context of a larger nationwide study, we aimed to assess the total annual direct and indirect costs associated with CP in Portugal.

A population-based study was conducted in a representative sample of the Portuguese adult population. The 5,094 participants were selected using random digit dialing and contacted by computer-assisted telephone interviews. Questionnaires included the brief pain inventory and pain disability index. Estimates were adequately weighted for the population.

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A group of multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals and a group of patient representatives have met in June and July to identify relevant topics for SIP in Portugal. Both groups will now work together on their common priorities “Pain and Work” and “Awareness on Pain”.

 

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