Inpatients involved in decision-making and their own pain management experienced greater satisfaction with their hospital care, according to new research published in in the March issue of Pain Practice.
The main driver of patient experience depends less on the individual provider than on the overall coordination among the clinic, the primary care physician and all others who participate in delivery of care, Stanford researchers reported. The results, in a scientific poster at the 31st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, describe the wisdom of moving away from episodic care and toward long-term, overall outcome in ways that matter to the patient.
Hospitals and physicians are vying for increased patient satisfaction scores and recent studies show the facility’s financial health is tied to both patient satisfaction and the impact of inadequate postsurgical pain relief. Findings from a 2011 Frost & Sullivan Survey include:
An international research group with members from the University of Basel, several EU countries, Israel and the USA, analyzed patient satisfaction with pain treatment after surgery. The study based on an extensive multi-national dataset shows that patients actively involved in their treatment report higher levels of satisfaction. Overall, satisfaction seems to be less associated with actual pain but rather with impressions of improvement. The scientific journal “PAIN” has published the results.
Visualising a safe place reduces operative pain, according to research presented today at EuroHeartCare 2014. Nurses guided patients into a trance and found it helped patients cope with pain and anxiety during ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF).