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Title:The Value of Pain Relief PDF Logo
Authors:Furnée, Carina
Kemler, Marius
Pfann, Gerard A.
Issue Date:2001
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 312
Abstract:This paper measures the value of functional capacity improvement from electronic pain treatment among a sample of Dutch workers with peripheral nerve injuries. Randomized clinical trial data and individual medical records from injured workers are compared with administrative data of healthy workers to calibrate the treatment?s net present value of capacity improvement. The value of basic improvement averages 109,000 Dutch 1995 guilders or 25 percent of the total earnings loss without treatment. The value of advanced improvement, when on-the-job learning capacity is recovered, amounts to 150,000 Dutch guilders or 32 percent for workers with university education.
Subjects:Earnings losses
injury
chronic pain
treatment
JEL:I12
J32
I10
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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