Pain characteristics and quality of life in older people at high risk of future hospitalization

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Pain characteristics and quality of life in older people at high risk of future hospitalization. / Johansson, Maria M; Barbero, Marco; Peolsson, Anneli; Falla, Deborah; Cescon, Corrado; Folli, Anna; Dong, Huan-Ji.

In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol. 18, No. 3, 958, 02.2021.

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Johansson, Maria M ; Barbero, Marco ; Peolsson, Anneli ; Falla, Deborah ; Cescon, Corrado ; Folli, Anna ; Dong, Huan-Ji. / Pain characteristics and quality of life in older people at high risk of future hospitalization. In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021 ; Vol. 18, No. 3.

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