Chronic pain, healthcare utilization, and quality of life following gastrointestinal surgery
Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, 05/09/2012
VanDenKerkhof EG et al. – This feasibility study provides a template for future studies of chronic post–surgical pain (CPSP) following gastrointestinal surgery. Results suggest a substantial burden of persistent pain, healthcare utilization, and decreased health–related quality of life (HRQOL).