Accurate Pain Measurement

by Mike Kanis, Sales Engineer, Proven Process Medical Devices and Deborah Dullen, President, BioTraceIT Corporation

Management of chronic pain is one of medicine’s most intractable challenges affecting billions of individuals in the U.S. With no objective or quantifiable metric for evaluating pain, healthcare providers are forced to rely on patients’ self­-reported pain levels. Too many factors in this guessing game contribute to poor – sometimes catastrophic – outcomes.

A recent market research report indicates that more than 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain and that approximately 3­ 4.5% of the global population suffers from neuropathic pain.

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