In a three-year study published in 2012, the National Pain Audit found that 8% of children in the UK experience severe pain. Pain is often misunderstood, undiagnosed and untreated, especially in children. Reasons may include difficulties in assessing its severity, with children finding it hard to communicate their pain or not appearing to be distressed.
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