Health Policy Evidence Briefs



Health Policy Evidence Briefs
are short, easy to read, objective papers that synthesise the research evidence in an area of health policy. They are designed to help policymakers who need to quickly find out what evidence exists in a topic area, how compelling it is, and what the implications might be when using it to develop health policies. They also provide a list of key readings for those who need to know more.

Affecting one in five Australian adults and children and one in three people aged over the age of 65, chronic pain (ongoing or recurrent pain that continues beyond three months or the expected time for healing) is an important policy issue due to its...

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