Retrospective assessment of cancer pain management in an outpatient palliative radiotherapy clinic using the Pain Management Index.

@article{Mitera2010RetrospectiveAO,
  title={Retrospective assessment of cancer pain management in an outpatient palliative radiotherapy clinic using the Pain Management Index.},
  author={Gunita Mitera and Nadil Zeiadin and Andrea M Kirou-Mauro and Carlo Deangelis and Jennifer Pui Yee Wong and Teenu Sanjeevan and Emily Sinclair and Cyril Danjoux and Elizabeth A. Barnes and May Tsao and Arjun Sahgal and Edward Chow},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={259-67}
}
CONTEXT The Pain Management Index (PMI) is a simple index linking the usual severity of cancer pain with the category of medication prescribed to treat it. Medication categories are derived from the World Health Organization's "analgesic ladder" approach to cancer pain, and the PMI is an indicator of the extent to which the medication prescribed corresponds to the recommended categories for mild, moderate, and severe pain. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess prevalence of… CONTINUE READING

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