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Patients' views have been surveyed

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6984.937a (Published 08 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:937
  1. P A Mallinder,
  2. S M Bonner,
  3. K M Lawler,
  4. C Sin Clair,
  5. C Dodds
  1. Registrar in anaesthesia Registrar in anaesthesia Sister in pain control Sister in pain control Consultant anaesthetist Department of Anaesthesia, South Cleveland Hospital, Middlesbrough TS4 3BW

    EDITOR,—We are concerned that the anaesthetist who inserted a diclofenac suppository into a patient under general anaesthesia without her prior consent was found guilty of serious professional misconduct.1 Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are particularly effective in relieving pain after dental extractions.2 Suppositories are widely used by anaesthetists for postoperative analgesia. They have several advantages over injectable forms, having a longer duration of action, cost benefits, and a lack of side …

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