Computer System Improves Pain Therapy For Cancer Patients

Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 03:28 in Health & Medicine

Pain therapy for cancer patients -- whether inpatient or outpatient -- is often inadequate. At Heidelberg University Hospital, the use of an innovative electronic system -- combined with guidance by an experienced clinical pharmacist -- has been successfully tested. The treatment of the patients showed little variance from international guidelines on pain therapy. In addition, patients reported having less pain.

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