Acute pain is one of the most common presenting complaints in the United States. Despite numerous initiatives in the past 2 decades designed to better assess and treat acute pain, there has been little or no progress in improvement of pain outcomes.
KeywordsAcute pain Prevalence Adequacy of control Outcomes
- 1.Pleis JR, Lethbridge-Çejku M. Summary health statistics for U.S. adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2006. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat. 2007;10(235):1–153.Google Scholar
- 2.Institute of Medicine. Relieving pain in America: a blueprint for transforming prevention, care, education, and research—committee on advancing pain research, care, and education board on Health Sciences Policy. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2011. p. 55–111, 302.Google Scholar