OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Editorial It is estimated that some 90 million people in the United States experience chronic pain, and that the cost of treatment for this complex syndrome is between $65 and $75 billion a year. This is a significant sum, but we shouldn't be particularly surprised - most visits to primary care physicians occur in response to concerns that include pain of some sort. How many of these healthcare dollars spill over into the behavioral health field is unclear, as definitive research . . .
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