Management of Chronic Pain in Elderly, Frail Patients: Finding a Suitable, Personalized Method of Control

The elderly population is projected to make up 20% of the total United States population by the year 2030. In addition, epidemiological data suggests increasing prevalence of chronic pain and frailty with advancing age. Pain, being a subjective symptom, is challenging to manage effectively. This is more so in elderly populations with age-specific physiological changes that affect drug action and metabolism. Elderly patients are also more likely to have multiple chronic health pathologies, declining function and frailty.

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Author/Publisher - Auteur/Éditeur: 
R. Rastogi, B.D. Meek
Date Published: 
2013-01