The use of algorithms in assessing and managing persistent pain in older adults.

Abstract

OVERVIEW As the U.S. population ages, nurses will care for increasing numbers of older adults, most of whom suffer from at least one chronic illness. The persistent pain associated with many chronic illnesses can have detrimental effects on patients' functioning and quality of life. Algorithms developed from evidence-based clinical practice guidelines are… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000395239.60981.2f

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