Figure 21 Frequency of patients receiving additional surgery and hospitalization following treatment comparisons between multidisciplinary pain center MPC and conventional treatments Modified from Loeser and Turk 2001 p 2075

conventionally treated and 435 MPC-treated patients indicate the rate of returning to work among treated patients is substantially higher (67%) when compared to the rate among the untreated patients (24%). 7. Closure of disability claims: Chronic pain is costly for society due to loss of productivity and disability payments to patients. Painter et al. followed patients for a longer period and reported that the proportion of patients receiving compensation declined from 70 at admission to 45% at 2-year follow up.

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