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Scandinavian Journal of Pain

Official Journal of the Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain

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Why can multimodal, multidisciplinary pain clinics not help all chronic pain patients?

Harald Breivik
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  • University of Oslo, Faculty of Medicine, Oslo, Norway
  • Oslo University Hospital, Department of Pain Management and Research, Oslo, Norway
  • Oslo University Hospital, Department of Anaesthesiology, Oslo, Norway
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Published Online: 2017-12-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2017.10.001


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Oslo University Hospital, Department of Pain Management and Research, Pbox 4956 Nydalen, 0424 Oslo, Norway. Tel.: +47 23073691;fax: +47 23073690

Published Online: 2017-12-29

Conflict of interests: None declared.

Citation Information: Scandinavian Journal of Pain, Volume 17, Issue 1, Pages 191–192, ISSN (Online) 1877-8879, ISSN (Print) 1877-8860, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2017.10.001.

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