The burden of illness of non‐cardiac chest pain

@article{Eslick2002TheBO,
  title={The burden of illness of non‐cardiac chest pain},
  author={Guy D. Eslick and David S. Coulshed and Nicholas J. Talley},
  journal={Alimentary Pharmacology \& Therapeutics},
  year={2002},
  volume={16}
}
Background : Non‐cardiac chest pain is a common condition affecting approximately one‐quarter of the population during their lifetime, but the long‐term economic costs of non‐cardiac chest pain are poorly defined. 
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