Geographic variations in reported and treated pain and mental health problems in the first two years after transport-related major trauma - Giummarra MJ, Amoh-Gyimah R, Saberi M, Gabbe BJ.

Context Persistent pain and mental health conditions are prevalent and disabling after transport injury. To date, few studies have explored geographic variations in the prevalence of those conditions, or treatments received, for those conditions. Aims...
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