Impact of Fibromyalgia on the patient and society

What is the impact of Fibromyalgia on the patient and society?

The disease impact of FM is not trivial and is comparable to RA. On an average, a patient with FM sees the doctor three to four times more often than the general population (17 versus 4 visits/year). This contributes to high direct medical costs. In addition, patients with FM miss ∼15 to 20 days of work annually, contributing to high indirect costs. Furthermore, it is estimated that as many as 25% of patients with FM in the United States receive some form of disability or injury compensation.


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