"Chronic Pain costs more than cancer and diabetes combined. Living with chronic pain can be devastating and is a significant cause of depression. It’s alarming to think that one in four people experience persistent pain but that’s the reality”, says Professor Lorimer Moseley, clinical scientist, author, pain expert from the University of South Australia and founder of Pain Revolution (a community based educational program educating educators on better chronic pain management for their patients).
In a recent roundtable hosted by Investment Magazine and supported by AIA Australia, a group of business leaders from across the super and insurance industries gathered to discuss the burden of persistent pain.
The goal of this discussion was to better understand how pain works and discuss how each organisation represented at the table could play a role in patient recovery.
Here are some of the key takeaways: