Title

Health Care Disparity in Pain

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2022

Publication Title

Neurosurgery clinics of North America

Abstract

Disparity in the treatment of chronic pain has become increasingly pertinent in health care, given the large burden of disease and its economic costs to society. That disease burden is disproportionally carried by minorities and those of lower socioeconomic status for a host of historical and systemic reasons. Only by understanding the cause of such disparities, collecting accurate and thorough data that illuminate all contributing factors, and diversifying the health care workforce, can we achieve more equitable treatment and reduce the burden of chronic pain.

Medical Subject Headings

Chronic Pain; Healthcare Disparities; Humans

PubMed ID

35718394

Volume

33

Issue

3

First Page

251

Last Page

260

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