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Rev Pain. 2009 Jun;3(1):2-5. doi: 10.1177/204946370900300102.

The Cost and Burden of Chronic Pain.

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Professor of Health Economics, Institute for Health Research, School of Health Science, University of Wales, Swansea.


There are enormous costs which society has to bear as a result of the burden of chronic pain and its suffering.Policy makers at governmental level and commissioners, and health care decision-makers alike should adopt a broad, strategic and coherent perspective in determining issues relating to service provision and resource allocation.

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