Move comes after report finds more than three million Australians live with chronic pain, at cost of $73.2bn

The health minister, Greg Hunt, will announce $6.8m in funding towards pain treatment and education off the back of a Deloitte report which found more than three million Australians are now living with chronic pain, at a total financial cost of $73.2bn.

The report published on Thursday found the total financial cost of pain in 2018 included $12.2bn in health system costs, $48.3bn in productivity losses, and $12.7bn in other financial costs such as informal care and home modifications. Of those living with chronic pain, 56% said the pain restricted their daily activities and 70% were of working age.

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