Patient-controlled analgesia: an assessment by 200 patients.

@article{Chumbley1998PatientcontrolledAA,
  title={Patient-controlled analgesia: an assessment by 200 patients.},
  author={Gillian M Chumbley and George Martin. Hall and Peter Salmon},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={1998},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={
          216-21
        }
}
Two hundred patients completed a questionnaire about their experiences of patient-controlled analgesia. The questionnaire covered the following topics: pre-operative information, reasons for pressing and not pressing the button, pain relief, side-effects, safety, advantages and disadvantages of patient-controlled analgesia, worries associated with its use and control over pain. A high level of satisfaction with the device, together with a view that it afforded control over pain, emerged from… CONTINUE READING
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