Pain Management

Wednesday, January 24, 2001 - 10:06 a.m.
Pain Management

New rules require most American hospitals to measure and record pain as a vital sign. The regulation is designed to address the longstanding criticism that doctors and other health care providers under-treat their patients' pain. A panel...

New rules require most American hospitals to measure and record pain as a vital sign. The regulation is designed to address the longstanding criticism that doctors and other health care providers under-treat their patients' pain. A panel talks about the latest finding on pain management and its role in the treatment of short- and long-term illness.

Guests

Dr. Veronica Mitchell

director of pain management services at Georgetown University Hospital

Susan McBeth

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations

Jim Guest

of the American Pain Foundation

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