Health Care Disparity in Pain
Hamilton TM, Reese JC, and Air EL. Health Care Disparity in Pain. Neurosurg Clin N Am 2022; 33(3):251-260.
Neurosurgery clinics of North America
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