EQ-5D-5L Utility Values For Spanish Patients With Painful Chronic Osteoarthritis, Low-Back-Pain Or Cancer Pain

The objective was to fit equations allowing to estimate the age and sex adjusted utility value of the EQ-5D-5L according with the severity of pain for patients with PCOA, CLBP or CP in Spain.
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