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Human Studies

2021 Jun 22

Eur J Pain

Economic long-term effects of intensive interdisciplinary pain treatment in pediatric patients with severe chronic pain: Analysis of claims data.


Chronic pain in children and adolescents gives rise to high health care costs. Successful treatment is supposed to reduce the economic burden. The objective of this study was to determine the changes in health care utilization and expenditures from one year before (Pre) intensive interdisciplinary pain treatment (IIPT) to the first (Post 1) and second (Post 2) years after discharge in a sample of pediatric chronic pain patients.