The Cost of Pain
The current way pain is managed is inadequate – it costs US healthcare payers $300B annually and is the leading cause of disability
18% suffer from it
Affects a significant portion of the adult population on a consistent basis
10% of healthcare cost
The most expensive chronic condition - more than heart disease, cancer, and HIV
37% of disability claims
Underpins most musculoskeletal and nervous-system related conditions
The Current Standard
Every pain clinic uses some variation of the questionnaire below to measure and manage pain
Affected by recall
Retrospective approach is dependent on the patient's memory
Influenced by recency
Responses based on how a patient currently feels
Cannot assess progress
Difficult to know how a patient's outcomes have changed over time
Needs direct engagement
Inability to assess patient remotely or between clinical visits
The Business Case
Improving how pain is managed can result in a significant reduction in direct medical expenses from fewer medications and doctor visits.
Fewer doctor visits
Pain that is effectively managed means fewer unscheduled visits and a greater interval between scheduled visits
Lower medication dosages
A balance can be found between function and pain medication, particularly for those on long-term opioid therapy
Less ineffective treatments
Quickly determining that a treatment plan is not working allows for a faster path to finding one that is more effective
There is a solution
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