Clinical guidelines and policies: can they improve emergency department pain management?

  • James Ducharme
  • Published 2005 in
    The Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal…

Abstract

783 T he prevalence of pain in patients presenting to Emergency Departments (ED) has been well documented by both Cordell1 and Johnston.2 Equally well documented has been the apparent failure to adequately control that pain. In 1990 Selbst found that patients with long bone fractures received little analgesia in the ED3, and Ngai, et al., showed that the… (More)

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@article{Ducharme2005ClinicalGA, title={Clinical guidelines and policies: can they improve emergency department pain management?}, author={James Ducharme}, journal={The Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics}, year={2005}, volume={33 4}, pages={783-90} }