Preventing postsurgical chronic pain

Record ID 32018002268
Authors' objectives: Chronic postsurgical pain involves persistent or recurrent pain lasting longer than 3 months after surgery. Depending on the type of surgery performed, the incidence of chronic pain can range from 5% to 85%. There may be an opportunity to reduce the occurrence of chronic postsurgical pain through risk stratification and preventive interventions. Providing interventions preoperatively to those with known risk factors could be instrumental in influencing patient pain outcomes. CADTH has responded to several requests related to the prevention of postsurgical chronic pain; this project aims to summarize and publish work CADTH has produced responding to the questions: - What are the evidence-based risk factors for patients at increased risk of developing postsurgical pain? - What are the validated pre-operative screening tools or assessments for identifying patients who are at increased risk of developing postsurgical chronic pain?
Project Status: Ongoing
Anticipated Publish Date: 2022
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Full HTA
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Chronic Pain
  • Pain, Postoperative
  • Primary Prevention
  • Postsurgical pain
  • Pain
  • Surgery
  • Analgesia
Organisation Name: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
Contact Address: 600-865 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1S 5S8 Canada. Tel: +1 613 226 2553; Fax: +1 613 226 5392;
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Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)

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