Acute pain services

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7011.1023b (Published 14 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1023
  1. S R Susay
  1. Registrar Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Marsden Hospital, London SW3 6JJ

    Purchasers must be prepared to pay for a multidisciplinary team

    EDITOR,--An acute pain service provides continuity in the management of acute pain by narrowing the chasm between the prescriber, the person who gives analgesia, and patient. Hence the results of the survey of acute pain services in the United Kingdom are disappointing but hardly surprising to those who manage acute pain.1 I support the authors' recommendation that purchasers should demand optimal …

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