TITLE

Study of pain management in advanced cancer patients in a tertiary care hospital in India

AUTHOR(S)
Bisht, Manisha; Bist, Sampan Singh; Dhamana, D. C.; Saini, S.
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Tropical Doctor;Jan2011, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This observational study was carried out to investigate the pain management of 100 advanced cancer patients in a multi disciplinary academic centre. Ninety-five percent of patients reported substantial pain, 66% of patients received inadequate analgesics and only 6.32% received strong opioids. This study revealed that pain management was insufficient at the investigated institute, which could be attributed to the restricted use of strong opioids.
ACCESSION #
70220099

 

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