Purchasers should require providers to set standards for pain relief

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7078.442 (Published 08 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:442
  1. William G Notcutt, Consultant anaesthetista
  1. a James Paget Hospital, Great Yarmouth NR31 6LA

    Editor–The sad tale by Matthew Juniper, a young rugby player, about the six weeks he spent in hospital after he injured his leg shows the continuing lack of adequate knowledge of pain relief.1 Undergraduate and postgraduate education in pain relief remains inadequate, and it is time that we set standards.

    The …

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