The first year's experience of an acute pain service.
The benefits, risks and resource implications of providing an Acute Pain Service were assessed during the first year of the service.
Six hundred and sixty patients recovering from major surgery were treated with patientcontrolled analgesia (510 patients) or extradural infusion analgesia (150 patients).
The results of a prospective outcome study showed that pain control was good: more than 60% of patients scored their pain as mild during the first 24 h. Only 10 ; of patients complained of severe postoperative pain.
Mots-clés Pascal : Douleur, Aigu, Postopératoire, Analgésie, Autoadministration, Voie extradurale, Service hospitalier, Organisation, Anesthésie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pain, Acute, Postoperative, Analgesia, Self administration, Extradural administration, Hospital ward, Organization, Anesthesia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0054973
Code Inist : 002B27A03. Création : 199406.