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2020 Feb 01

Pain Med



A Cross-Sectional Examination of Patients’ Perspectives About Their Pain, Pain Management, and Satisfaction with Pain Treatment.


Lee S, Smith M L, Dahlke D V, Pardo N, Ory MG
Pain Med. 2020 Feb 01; 21(2):e164-e171.
PMID: 31609389.


Empirical studies show conflicting findings about the relationship between pain relief and patient satisfaction. To address this research gap, this study examines the differential effects of pain relief on patient satisfaction based on patients' perceptions about pain management.