Hong Kong Med J 2007;13(Suppl 2):S28-9
Prevalence of chronic pain in Hong Kong adults
KFJ Ng, SL Tsui, WS Chan
Department of Anaesthesiology, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
1. Chronic pain is a highly prevalent problem in Hong Kong with significant social and economic impact on society.
2. The problem has been largely neglected and most pain sufferers are not satisfied with the treatment they receive.
3. Chronic pain sufferers frequently have multiple pain complaints and multiple health care providers.
4. Family physicians with a special interest and appropriate training in pain medicine can play an important role in better coordinating chronic pain management in the community.