[Acute pain treatment on postoperative and medical non-surgical wards]

Korczak D, Kuczera C, Rust M
Record ID 32015000369
German
Authors' objectives: The Health Technology Assessment (HTA)-report deals with questions about the effectiveness of acute pain treatment in hospital as well as the effectiveness of the organisation of acute pain service (APS) and the quality assurance of inpatient acute pain treatment.
Authors' recomendations: Acute pain treatment on postoperative and medical non-surgical wards is (cost) effective (by reducing the stays in hospital), but still has to be improved. Recommendations are a further systematic expansion of APS, regular trainings on acute pain treatment for the staff, a comprising and regular documentation of the pain monitoring and medical treatment including side effects, written guidelines about standardised pain treatment, solutions for the interface problems between care providers as well as a performance-related cost allocation. Psychological aspects (e. g. anxiety) are covered insufficiently. Gaps in research in the outpatient postoperative acute pain treatment have to be filled. The treatment of acute pain on medical non-surgical wards is in urgent need of improvement.
Details
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2013
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Germany
MeSH Terms
  • Pain, Postoperative
  • Pain Management
  • Patient Outcome Assessment
  • Analgesics
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Inpatients
  • Germany
Contact
Organisation Name: German Agency for HTA at the German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information
Contact Address: German Agency for Health Technology Assessment at the German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information, Waisenhausgasse 36-38a, D-50676 Cologne Germany
Contact Name: dahta@dimdi.de
Contact Email: dahta@dimdi.de
Copyright: German Agency for Health Technology Assessment at the German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information (DAHTA@DIMDI)
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