oligoanalgesia

oligoanalgesia

Underuse of analgesics in the face of valid indications–eg, intense bone pain of terminal CA–for its use. See Patient-controlled anesthesia.

oligoanalgesia

(ol″ĭ-gō-an″ăl-jē′zhă) [ oligo- + analgesia]
Inadequate treatment of pain.
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Studies on oligoanalgesia (inadequate pain management) have been ongoing, suggesting that patients receive inadequate pain medication in the emergency department despite efforts to improve pain management (Motov & Khan, 2009; Rupp & Delaney, 2003; Todd, Cowan, Kelly, & Homel, 2010; Weng, Chang, & Lin, 2010).
Oligoanalgesia also weakens the effects of analgesia with subsequent and numerous procedures and contributes to a tendency to develop chronic pain ailments, brain abnormality, and anti-social behaviors (Cramton & Gruchala, 2012; Olmstead, Scott, & Austin, 2010).
Patient and physician perceptions as risk factors for oligoanalgesia: a prospective observational study of the relief of pain in the emergency department.