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As a result of controversies surrounding Social Security disability awards for pain, the Institute of Medicine was directed to conduct a detailed study of the sociopolitical and medical aspects of chronic pain. This short book offers exhaustive coverage of the topic including the economic issues of disability, measuring pain in practice, and recommendations for paying for certain painful syndromes.
Pain and Disability: Clinical, Behavioral, and Public Policy Perspectives.. Ann Intern Med. ;107:794–795. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-5-794_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(5):794-795.
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