Pain registration: for the benefit of the inspectorate or the patient?

Rianne L M van Boekel, Monique A H Steegers, Carolien de Blok, Janneke Schilp

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Abstract

Increasing attention is currently being directed to the measurement and treatment of pain. A recent study concluded that the implementation of a patient safety programme was successful because 99% of the hospitals indicated that they measure postoperative pain. However, another recent study, evaluating this safety programme, concluded that hospitals could improve the implementation of pain measurements, as only 56% of the postoperative patients were subject to standardized pain measurements during the first 3 days following surgery. The reason for this notable difference may be the tendency to implement pain registration mainly for external justification purposes. The attitude towards pain needs to change; too often it is still considered as an uninteresting side effect of treatment. Insight in the internal utility and effects of pain registration might help to further improve the quality of postoperative pain management. Acute Pain Service teams should have a facilitating role.

Translated title of the contributionPain registration: for the benefit of the inspectorate or the patient?
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)A7723
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume158
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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van Boekel, Rianne L M ; Steegers, Monique A H ; de Blok, Carolien ; Schilp, Janneke. / Pijnregistratie niet voor Inspectie maar voor patiënt. In: Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde. 2014 ; Vol. 158. pp. A7723.
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Pijnregistratie niet voor Inspectie maar voor patiënt. / van Boekel, Rianne L M; Steegers, Monique A H; de Blok, Carolien; Schilp, Janneke.

In: Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, Vol. 158, 2014, p. A7723.

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