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Work is needed to show that good quality analgesia improves outcome of surgery

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 14 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1023
  1. H B J Fischer,
  2. P V Scott
  1. Consultant anaesthetist Consultant anaesthetist Directorate of Anaesthesia, Alexandra Hospital, Redditch, Worcestershire B98 7UB

    EDITOR,--Fewer than half the hospitals in the United Kingdom that were surveyed by M Harmer and colleagues had established formal acute pain services.1 On the other hand, before the scathing report by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the College of Anaesthetists on pain after surgery2 there were almost no such services. To that extent, the report has had a beneficial effect. Acute pain teams, new concepts …

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