Chapter 4. The Economics of Chronic Pain

  1. Prof. Saifudin Rashiq2,
  2. Prof. Donald Schopflocher3,
  3. Prof. Paul Taenzer4 and
  4. Prof. Egon Jonsson5,6
  1. Ceri J. Phillips1 and
  2. Prof. Donald Schopflocher3

Published Online: 24 NOV 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527622665.ch4

Chronic Pain: A Health Policy Perspective

Chronic Pain: A Health Policy Perspective

How to Cite

Phillips, C. J. and Schopflocher, D. (2008) The Economics of Chronic Pain, in Chronic Pain: A Health Policy Perspective (eds S. Rashiq, D. Schopflocher, P. Taenzer and E. Jonsson), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527622665.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Alberta, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Clinical Sciences Building 8-120, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G3, Canada

  2. 3

    University of Alberta, Nursing Research Office, Clinical Science Building 4-103, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G3, Canada

  3. 4

    University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, 2nd Street SW 100-2310, Calgary, Alberta T2S 3C4, Canada

  4. 5

    University of Alberta, Department of Public Health Science, Institute of Health Economics, 10405 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4, Canada

  5. 6

    University of Toronto, Department of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Swansea University, Institute for Health Research School of Health Sciences, Suigleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, United Kingdom

  2. 3

    University of Alberta, Nursing Research Office, Clinical Science Building 4-103, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G3, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 NOV 2008
  2. Published Print: 20 AUG 2008

Book Series:

  1. Health Care and Disease Management

Book Series Editors:

  1. Prof. Dr. Egon Jonsson5,6

Series Editor Information

  1. 5

    University of Alberta, Department of Public Health Science, Institute of Health Economics, 10405 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4, Canada

  2. 6

    University of Toronto, Department of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8, Canada

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527323821

Online ISBN: 9783527622665

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Keywords:

  • economics of pain;
  • direct costs;
  • indirect costs;
  • impact on absenteeism;
  • impact on productivity;
  • wider impact;
  • pain management strategy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Direct Costs of Chronic Pain

  • Indirect Costs of Chronic Pain

  • The Wider Impact of Chronic Pain

  • Pain Management Strategies

  • Summary and Conclusion

  • References