Chronic Pain Costs

The cost of pain in the U.S. ranges from $560 to $635 billion annually according to https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120911091100.htm

Chronic pain productivity estimates:

  • Days of work missed (ranging from $11.6 to $12.7 billion)
  • Hours of work lost (from $95.2 to $96.5 billion)
  • Lower wages (from $190.6 to $226.3 billion)
  • Incremental health care costs due to pain ($261 to $300 billion)
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Drowsy Driving

Here is new information on motor vehicle accidents.

  • Drowsy driving plays a role in nearly eight times as many accidents than federal estimates suggest according to a study by the AAA Foundation  last week
  • In about 9.5% of crashes, drowsiness was a factor
  • Out of 700 crashes, drowsiness was a key factor in 10.8% of accidents that caused serious property damage.
  • The (NHTSA) reported in 2017 that driver drowsiness was involved in:

–          1.4% of all police-reported crashes

–           2% of crashes resulting in injuries

–          2.4% that resulted in death from 2011 to 2015.

  • 35% of U.S. drivers sleep less than 7 hours, which is what the AAA foundation recommends a person should sleep before driving.
  • 37,461 Deadly automobile accidents in 2016, which is higher than the last five years
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