Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of treatments for patients with chronic pain.

@article{Turk2002ClinicalEA,
  title={Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of treatments for patients with chronic pain.},
  author={Dennis C. Turk},
  journal={The Clinical journal of pain},
  year={2002},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={355-65}
}
OBJECTIVE Chronic pain is a prevalent and costly problem. This review addresses the question of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the most common treatments for patients with chronic pain. DATA SOURCES Representative published studies that evaluate the clinical effectiveness of pharmacological treatments, conservative (standard) care, surgery, spinal cord stimulators, implantable drug delivery systems (IDDSs), and pain rehabilitation programs (PRPs) are examined and… CONTINUE READING
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