Poor staff awareness of analgesic treatment jeopardises adequate pain control in the care of older people.

@article{Lvheim2006PoorSA,
  title={Poor staff awareness of analgesic treatment jeopardises adequate pain control in the care of older people.},
  author={Hugo L{\"o}vheim and P O Sandman and Kristina Kallin and Stig L Karlsson and Yngve G. Gustafson},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={257-61}
}
BACKGROUND Undertreatment of pain is a common problem in geriatric care. The aim of this study was to compare the caring staff 's answers concerning the resident's pain treatment with actual pharmacological pain treatment in a cross-sectional survey of the geriatric care population in the county of Västerbotten, Sweden. METHODS A cross-sectional study in all geriatric care units in the county of Västerbotten, Sweden, including 3,724 inhabitants aged 65 years and over. The mean age was 83.3… CONTINUE READING

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