Chronic pain is a substantial public health issue that has a major impact on individuals, their families, workplaces and the community. The 2011-12 Australian Health Survey reports that 15.4% of Australians aged 15 years or older report are living with chronic pain. The prevalence of chronic pain is higher for women (16.9%) than it is for men (15.0%) and 68% of people with chronic pain are of working age. A recent report commissioned by Painaustralia estimated the cost of pain in Australia to be $73.2 billion each year including health system costs, productivity losses and other costs (e.g. informal care, aids/modifications).
|Place of Publication||Sydney, NSW|
|Commissioning body||The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre|
|Number of pages||117|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2019|
- chronic pain
- management of chronic pain
- secondary prevention