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November 8, 2000

Assessment and Management of Pain

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Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Executive Deputy EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2000;284(18):2317-2318. doi:10.1001/jama.284.18.2317

To the Editor: The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) pain management standards, as outlined in the Medical News and Perspectives by Mr Phillips,1 are flawed. In allowing treatment of chronic nonmalignant pain to be included as a "patients' rights" issue, physicians may be pressured to prescribe opiates in cases in which this is inappropriate.

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