Clinical consequences of inadequate pain relief: barriers to optimal pain management.

@article{Baratta2014ClinicalCO,
  title={Clinical consequences of inadequate pain relief: barriers to optimal pain management.},
  author={Jaime L. Baratta and Eric S. Schwenk and Eugene R Viscusi},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={134 4 Suppl 2},
  pages={
          15S-21S
        }
}
SUMMARY Uncontrolled postoperative pain may result in significant clinical, psychological, and socioeconomic consequences. Not only does inadequate pain management following surgery result in increased morbidity and mortality but it also may delay recovery, result in unanticipated readmissions, decrease patient satisfaction, and lead to chronic persistent postsurgical pain. Pain is multifactorial in nature, and understanding both the complexity of pain and its side effects is imperative to… CONTINUE READING

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