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Review: Opioids improve chronic noncancer pain, but difference may not be clinically meaningful in most patients.

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Name: Annals of internal medicine
ISSN: 1539-3704
Pages: JC41

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Organizations representing designated geographic areas which have contracts under the PRO program to review the medical necessity, appropriateness, quality, and cost-effectiveness of care received by Medicare beneficiaries. Peer Review Improvement Act, PL 97-248, 1982.

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