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Acute pain management: the evidence grows

Pamela E Macintyre, Stephan A Schug and David A Scott
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (3): 101-102.

An Australian document now has an important role in acute pain management worldwide

Pamela E Macintyre, MB BS, FANZCA, FFPMANZCA, Director, Acute Pain Service, Department of Anaesthesia, Hyperbaric Medicine and Pain Medicine1
Stephan A Schug, MD, FANZCA, FFPMANZCA, Professor and Chair of Anaesthesia, and Director of Pain Medicine2
David A Scott, MB BS, PhD, FANZCA, Deputy Director, Department of Anaesthesia3
1 Royal Adelaide Hospital and University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA.
2 Univerity of Western Australia and Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA.
3 St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
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