Ian Goodall

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This paper outlines the methodology of an evaluation of telemedicine in an Accident and Emergency (A&E) setting. Telemedicine technology consisting of ISDN 2 based videoconferencing and 'store & forward' software has been installed and is currently being evaluated in two minor injury units (MIUs) and a District General Hospital (DGH) A&E department in(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic pain clinics aim to improve challenging conditions, and although numerous studies have evaluated specific aspects of therapies and outcomes in this context, data concerning service impact on outcome measures in a general pain population are sparse. In addition, current trends in commissioning increasingly warrant services to provide(More)
Recent research has confirmed that between 25% and 33% of all hospitalized patients experience unacceptable levels of pain. Studies further indicate that this reduces patient satisfaction levels, lengthens hospital stays, and increases cost. Hospitals are aiming to discharge patients earlier, and this can interfere with adequate pain management. Therefore,(More)
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