The Costs and Benefits of Extending the Role of the Acute Pain Service on Clinical Outcomes After Major Elective Surgery
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AbstractBACKGROUND: Acute pain services have received widespread acceptance and formal support from institutions and organizations, but available evidence on their costs and benefits is scarce. Although there is good agreement on the provision of acute pain services after many major surgical procedures, there are other procedures for which the benefits are unclear. Data are required to justify any expansion of acute pain services. In this randomized, controlled clinical trial we compared the costs and effects of acute pain service care on clinical outcomes with conventional pain management on the ward. Patients included in the trial were considered by their anesthesiologist to have either arm be suitable for the procedure.
All Author(s) ListLee A, Chan SKC, Chen PP, Gin T, Lau ASC, Chiu CH
Journal nameAnesthesia and Analgesia
Volume Number111
Issue Number4
PublisherLippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Pages1042 - 1050
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesAnesthesiology; ANESTHESIOLOGY

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