Patient satisfaction with pain management relies on care coordination

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.

Researchers analyze patient satisfaction with pain after surgery

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.