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2022 Dec

Pain Physician



Healthcare Utilization and Costs Associated with New-Onset Pain in a Medicare Population.


Staats PS, Patel K, Gillen E M, Bello T, Epple T, Bilder SM, Wisor D
Pain Physician. 2022 Dec; 25(9):E1415-E1422.
PMID: 36608013.


Chronic pain is a common and growing problem in the United States with variable strategies for its treatment. Surgical interventions are necessary in some cases but not required for all patients with new-onset pain. For some patients, interventional pain management (IPM) techniques can treat chronic pain without the cost or risk associated with surgical intervention.