MCDONNELL, A., NICHOLL, J. and READ, S. (2005). Exploring the impact of Acute Pain Teams (APTs) on patient outcomes using routine data: can it be done? Journal of research in nursing., 10 (4), 383-402.Full text not available from this repository.
Acute Pain Teams (APTs) in every hospital performing surgery have been advocated to improve the management of post-operative pain. Poor postoperative analgesia is a perennial problem that may result in complications such as chest infection and pulmonary embolus which may have an impact on outcomes such as mortality and length of stay. This paper considers the feasibility of using routine data to explore the impact of APTs on patient outcomes, using as an illustrative example a study which investigated relationships between the introduction of APTs and post-operative length of stay and in-patient post-operative mortality.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||post-operative pain, Acute Pain Service|
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Centre for Health and Social Care Research|
|Depositing User:||Ann Betterton|
|Date Deposited:||15 Aug 2008|
|Last Modified:||09 Dec 2009 18:22|
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