Systematic review of economic evaluation studies of drug-based non-malignant chronic pain treatment.

  title={Systematic review of economic evaluation studies of drug-based non-malignant chronic pain treatment.},
  author={Insa Backhaus and Alice Mannocci and Giuseppe La Torre},
  journal={Current pharmaceutical biotechnology},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Chronic pain is a highly prevalent problem, involving high costs and seriously affecting a patient's quality of life. This review aimed to systematically review economic evaluations of pharmacological-based treatments for non-malignant chronic pain and to compare different treatment approaches with regard to their economic profile. METHODS PubMed and Scopus were systematically searched in April 2016. Studies were included if quality-adjusted life years and incremental… 
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