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When pain persists: what makes hospital patients really unhappy? | Ranjana Srivastava

A bad patient experience is a guilty provider experience. Realising this isn’t rocket science but there is one thing that helps A ninety-year old woman has lain shrivelled and uncomfortable in her bed for forty hours, awaiting an operation. She has become heavily constipated as a result of an over-enthusiastic prescription of anti-diarrhoeal tablets and is now at risk of a bowel obstruction.
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