About the Project
South Island Physicians have been hard at work on their engagement and quality improvement projects, making changes that impact on the quality of patient care. They have also been getting their hard work into print. Two South Island Physician groups have just had their work featured in peer reviewed publications. Dr. Paul Winston was part of a team working to improve treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Their publication in Pain Research and Management indicates the utility of using prednisone, a type of corticosteroid, for treatment of CRPS. This finding suggests that routine community clinic settings could be appropriate places for treatment of CRPS, rather than requiring specialty services or tests. While FE did not support the research for this article, it did support the engagement needed for the research to take place.