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Despite the tremendous technologic advances in modern medicine, the management of chronic pain remains a serious worldwide health problem. The tolerance of the lay public for inadequate treatment of chronic pain is decreasing, especially as people pursue greater levels of physical fitness, seek methods to decrease stress and its physiologic consequences in their everyday lives, and witness the compassionate and realistic management (but not necessarily elimination) of cancer-related pain as practiced by hospice groups. Aronoff's book emphasizes that the high-technology approach to medicine has not benefited the many patients with chronic pain because of the narrow emphasis on the physical
Evaluation and Treatment of Chronic Pain.. Ann Intern Med. 1985;103:165. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-1-165_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(1):165.
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