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The Resource The global pain crisis : what everyone needs to know, Judy Foreman

The global pain crisis : what everyone needs to know, Judy Foreman

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The global pain crisis : what everyone needs to know
Title
The global pain crisis
Title remainder
what everyone needs to know
Statement of responsibility
Judy Foreman
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Tens of millions of people around the world live with chronic pain - many in such severe pain they are disabled by it. The Institute of Medicine estimates that chronic pain costs the U.S. alone $560 to $635 billion a year in direct medical costs and lost productivity. Morphine, an effective painkiller, costs only three cents a dose, yet because of excessive regulation in many countries, it is unavailable to millions of people who need it, even at the end of life. The World Health Organization notes that in addition to the one million end-stage AIDS/HIV patients who can't get morphine and other controlled medications, 5.5 million terminal cancer patients, nearly a million people suffering from accidents or violence, and an incalculable number of people living with chronic illnesses or recovering from surgery don't have access to it, either. Furthermore, women, children, older people, and the poor are disproportionally affected by inadequate pain relief. Physicians know almost nothing about chronic pain, much less how to treat it, for two reasons: medical schools barely teach it and government institutions allot almost nothing to the pain research budget. In the Global Pain Crisis: What Everyone Needs to Know, renowned health journalist Judy Foreman addresses the most important questions about chronic pain: what is it, whom does it affect most, which pain relief methods in Western and alternative medicine are effective, what are the risks and benefits for opioids and marijuana, and how can the chronic pain crisis be resolved for good?"--Page 4 of cover
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DLC
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Foreman, Judy
Dewey number
616/.0472
Index
index present
LC call number
RB127
LC item number
.F673 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
What everyone needs to know
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Opioid abuse
Label
The global pain crisis : what everyone needs to know, Judy Foreman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 380 pages
Isbn
9780190259235
Lccn
2016032534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)956583796
Label
The global pain crisis : what everyone needs to know, Judy Foreman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 380 pages
Isbn
9780190259235
Lccn
2016032534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)956583796

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