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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


Pain management in the Emergency Department – Still a long way to go?

Jan Persson
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  • Pain Section, Department of Anaesthesia, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden
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Published Online: 2016-10-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2016.09.007


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About the article

Pain Section, Department of Anaesthesia, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge,14186 Stockholm, Sweden. Tel.: +46858580000; fax: +46858586440.

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 144–145, ISSN (Online) 1877-8879, ISSN (Print) 1877-8860, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2016.09.007.

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