Effectiveness of a dedicated day hospital for management of acute sickle cell pain
Severe acute pain is common in sickle cell disease (SCD). Increasingly overburdened emergency departments are not the most appropriate setting in which to manage pain that requires close monitoring and careful opioid dose titration.1 We report on the benefit of treating acute pain in SCD in a day hospital (DH).
Adewoye, A., Nolan, V., McMahon, L., Ma, Q., & Steinberg, M. (2007). Effectiveness of a dedicated day hospital for management of acute sickle cell pain. Haematologica, 92 (6), 854. https://doi.org/10.3324/haematol.10757