No relief in sight: postgraduate training in pain management.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study investigated training in pain management in postgraduate medical education programs. A mail survey of program directors was conducted, evaluating the format of training in pain management and the self-assessed adequacy of the training. The response rate was 70%, with 188 total respondents. It included all programs in a large Midwestern state, representing most specialties. Just over half of all programs offered any formal training in pain management, and even fewer required it. Less than one quarter required a clinical component to such training. Nonetheless, an overwhelming majority of program directors (85%) rated their training as adequate or excellent. Improvements are clearly needed in postgraduate training in pain management, and external incentives, such as requirements in the accreditation process, will be needed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ogle, KS; McElroy, L; Mavis, B

Published Date

  • August 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 292 - 297

PubMed ID

  • 18403575

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18403575

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1049-9091

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1049909108315915


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States