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2023 Jul 30

BMJ Open




Sex and gender differences in healthcare utilisation trajectories: a cohort study among Quebec workers living with chronic pain.


Lacasse A, Nguena Nguefack HL, Page G, Choinière M, Samb OM, Katz J, Ménard N, Vissandjée B, Zerriouh M


Chronic pain (CP) is a poorly recognised and frequently inadequately treated condition affecting one in five adults. Reflecting on sociodemographic disparities as barriers to CP care in Canada was recently established as a federal priority. The objective of this study was to assess sex and gender differences in healthcare utilisation trajectories among workers living with CP.