References for further reading

  1. Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Pain Medicine. Acute pain management: Scientific evidence. Third edition. Melbourne: ANZCA, 2010.
  2. ANZCA/FPM. Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence, 2nd Edition, December 2007 Update.
  3. Australian Pharmaceutical Advisory Council (APAC). Guiding principles to achieve continuity in medication management, July 2005. Specifically principles 6 and 7 (pages 34-40).
  4. Gordon R, Dahl J, Miaskowski C, McCarberg B, Todd K, Paice J, et al. American Pain Society Recommendations for Improving the Quality of Acute and Cancer Pain Management. Arch Intern Med 2005;165:1574-80.
  5. Kable A, Gibberd R, Spigelman A. Complications after discharge for surgical patients. ANZ J Surg 2004;74: 92-97.
  6. Manias, E. Medication trends and documentation of pain management following surgery. Nursing and Health Sciences 2003;5:85-94.
  7. Apfelbaum J, Chen C, Mehta S, Gan T. Postoperative pain experience: results from a national survey to suggest postoperative pain continues to be undermanaged. Anesth Analg 2003;97:534-40.
  8. Oderda GM, Said Q, Evans RS, Stoddard GJ, Lloyd J, et al. Opioid-related Adverse drug events in surgical hospitalizations: impact on costs and length of stay. Ann Pharmacother 2007;41:400-7.
  9. Myles PS, Power I. Clinical update: postoperative analgesia. Lancet 2007;369:810-2.
  10. Macintyre PE, Schug SA. Acute pain management: A Practical Guide. 3rd ed. London, UK: Saunders Elsevier; 2007.
  11. Therapeutic Guidelines: Analgesic, version 5 2007
  12. Victorian Quality Council - Acute pain management measurement toolkit