Developing a physicians’ palliative care pain hotline in Maryland

F. Michael Gloth, Jack Schwartz

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Abstract

Physicians have had relatively little formal training in pain management and palliative care. For this reason, a telephone consultation service was offered, the physicians’ palliative care pain hotline, that would allow physicians to call a toll-free number and, within 15 minutes, speak to a board-certified physician in hospice and palliative medicine. To our knowledge, this is the first program of its kind. This article describes the process involved in creating such a pain hotline and reports on some data collected on its use in the first 10 months. This report should help others who have an interest in establishing a similar program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-28
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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