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Post-operative pain 

Post-operative pain
Chapter:
Post-operative pain
Source:
Acute Pain (Oxford Pain Management Library)
Author(s):

Elizabeth Ashley

and Mano Doraiswami

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199234721.003.0006

Pain relief is a basic human right.

Pain has detrimental acute and chronic effects on the physiology and psychology of patients.

Inadequately controlled pain can cause post-operative morbidity, prolong recovery time, increase the use of health care resources, thereby increasing total health care costs.

Post-operative pain is most effectively managed with a multimodal approach.

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