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Can J Pain



The association between pediatric chronic pain clinic attendance and health care utilization: A retrospective analysis.


Campbell F, Stinson J, Ouellette C, Ostapets V, Salisbury G
Can J Pain. 2018; 2(1):30-36.
PMID: 35005363.


Pediatric chronic pain is common, disabling, and costly. Children with chronic pain have high health care utilization in that they are seen by multiple health care providers, have frequent emergency room visits, and require many diagnostic tests. Pediatric health care utilization relating to direct health care services and associated costs of attendance at chronic pain clinics in Canada has not been well described.