Prioritising pain in policy making: the need for a whole systems perspective.

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This review aims to bring together current evidence on the impact of chronic pain in terms of its economic costs, cost to healthcare services and benefit agencies, and quality of life, and to discuss the implications of this for government policies. Quantifying the burden and cost of pain is challenging due to its multi-factorial nature and wide reaching… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2008.03.008

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