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Post-operative pain

Elizabeth Ashley and Mano Doraiswami

in Acute Pain

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199234721
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191739972 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199234721.003.0006

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Post-operative pain

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Pain relief is a basic human right.

Pain has detrimental acute and chronic effects on the physiology and psychology of patients.

Inadequately controlled pain can cause post-operative morbidity, prolong recovery time, increase the use of health care resources, thereby increasing total health care costs.

Post-operative pain is most effectively managed with a multimodal approach.

Chapter.  3433 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Critical Care ; Pain Medicine

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