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Addressing bias in acute postoperative pain management.

Harbell MW, Maloney J, Anderson MA, et al. Addressing bias in acute postoperative pain management. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2023;27(9):407-415. doi:10.1007/s11916-023-01135-0.

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October 11, 2023
Harbell MW, Maloney J, Anderson MA, et al. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2023;27(9):407-415.
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Provider bias may impact the pain management patients receive post-operatively. This review presents recent findings on the types and amounts of pain management patients receive. Results suggest women and people of color receive less pain medication despite reporting higher pain scores. Results regarding socio-economic status and English language proficiency bias are mixed. Implicit bias training, prescribing guidelines for all patients, and culturally competent pain management scales have all been suggested as ways to reduce provider bias and improve pain management.

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Harbell MW, Maloney J, Anderson MA, et al. Addressing bias in acute postoperative pain management. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2023;27(9):407-415. doi:10.1007/s11916-023-01135-0.

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