As our population ages, pain treatment is becoming more critical than ever. In fact, by 2025, the direct Canadian healthcare costs resulting from chronic pain is projected to be over $10 million. And that number doesn’t even take costs related to disability and lost productivity into account. Yet, pain is rarely investigated at a national level.
We aim to fill that gap. In the Dalhousie Pain Network, we focus our research on four key demographics. They are:
- aboriginal peoples