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Patient-Controlled Analgesia: Confidence in Postoperative Pain Control

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 19 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:799
  1. A Black

    Margaret L Heath, Veronica J Thomas Oxford University Press, £25, pp 216 ISBN 0-19-262165-3

    Patient controlled analgesia is now at the forefront of approaches to improving postoperative pain control. Though a great deal has been written about the concept, I have not read anything that has paid so much detailed and comprehensive attention to the practicalities as this book by Margaret Health and Veronica Thomas. It is all there: how to approach a patient preoperatively, how to start postoperative pain treatment in the recovery room, how to check that it is working on …

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