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Scandinavian Journal of Pain

Official Journal of the Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain

Editor-in-Chief: Breivik, Harald

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Volume 13, Issue 1


Analysis of pain-intensity measurements

Eva Skovlund
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  • Department of Public Health and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
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/ Harald Breivik
  • Department of Pain Management and Research, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
  • Department of Anaesthesiology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
  • University of Oslo, Faculty of Medicine, Oslo, Norway
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Published Online: 2016-10-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2016.08.005


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Published Online: 2016-10-01

Published in Print: 2016-10-01

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Citation Information: Scandinavian Journal of Pain, Volume 13, Issue 1, Pages 123–124, ISSN (Online) 1877-8879, ISSN (Print) 1877-8860, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2016.08.005.

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