A 1999 survey of 250 patients showed that pain management generally did not improve over a 6 year period, while the incidence of extreme pain increased.1,2
- A 1993 study by Warfield et al showed that the incidence and severity of postoperative pain was high1,2
- 3 out of 4 patients experienced pain after surgery1,2
- 80% rated their pain as moderate to extreme1,2
A follow-up study by Apfelbaum et al showed that the incidence of pain after surgery had not improved in the preceding 6 years1
Nearly 80% of all patients reported experiencing pain after surgery1
The vast majority of these patients reported pain that was moderate to extreme.