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2020 Mar

Indian J Crit Care Med



Analgesia of Patients with Multiple Rib Fractures in Critical Care: A Survey of Healthcare Professionals in the UK.


Beard L, Holt B, Snelson C, Parcha C, Gao Smith F, Veenith T
Indian J Crit Care Med. 2020 Mar; 24(3):184-189.
PMID: 32435097.


Good analgesia has been shown to reduce the risk of pneumonia, chronic pain, and mortality in patients with multiple rib fractures (MRFs). This survey explores the current analgesic practice in the UK, protocol use, barriers to provision, and physician preferences.