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A snapshot of how Australians are managing their pain

electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration (EPPOC)

In 2019:

Patients visited a healthcare clinician every week on average for their pain

75% of people were of working age

26% were employed

A large proportion reported depression (37%) and anxiety (25%)

63% were using opioids medication

After multidisciplinary pain treatment

There was a 35% reduction in healthcare utilisation including emergency department presentations hospital admissions and GP/specialist/allied health visits

A significant proportion of people reported clinically meaningful improvement in their depression (57%) and anxiety (41%)

Almost half of all patients were able to reduce their opioid dose by 50% or more

EPPOC
Pain Australia

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