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Acute Pain Management/Regional Anesthesia.

TitleAcute Pain Management/Regional Anesthesia.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsTedore T, Weinberg R, Witkin L, Giambrone GP, Faggiani SL, Fleischut PM
JournalAnesthesiol Clin
Volume33
Issue4
Pagination739-51
Date Published2015 Dec
ISSN1932-2275
Abstract

Effective and efficient acute pain management strategies have the potential to improve medical outcomes, enhance patient satisfaction, and reduce costs. Pain management records are having an increasing influence on patient choice of health care providers and will affect future financial reimbursement. Dedicated acute pain and regional anesthesia services are invaluable in improving acute pain management. In addition, nonpharmacologic and alternative therapies, as well as information technology, should be viewed as complimentary to traditional pharmacologic treatments commonly used in the management of acute pain. The use of innovative technologies to improve acute pain management may be worthwhile for health care institutions.

DOI10.1016/j.anclin.2015.07.005
Alternate JournalAnesthesiol Clin
PubMed ID26610627