Low expectations of pain relief encourage persistence of poor standards

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7011.1024 (Published 14 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1024
  1. Marek R Gabrielczyk
  1. Consultant Department of Anaesthesia, Pain Management, and Intensive Care, Southend General Hospital, Westcliff on Sea, Essex SS0 0RY

    EDITOR,--M Harmer and colleagues report the slow pace of development and lack of funding for acute pain services in Britain since a report on postoperative pain by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the College of Anaesthetists.2 Their paper makes for depressing though familiar reading for those working to secure universally applied humanitarian standards of postoperative analgesic care for surgical patients.

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