Title

Challenges in making a business case for effective pain management in nursing homes

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

2-1-2012

Journal, Book or Conference Title

Journal of gerontological nursing

NLM Title Abbreviation

J Gerontol Nurs

PubMed ID

22263554

DOI

10.3928/00989134-20110112-01;

Abstract

The lack of a systematic and comprehensive pain management program is a common quality problem in nursing homes. The purpose of this article is to address the business case for effective pain management in this setting, including the conceptual domains and processes that should be considered in improving quality and reducing costs. Unfortunately, the literature contains very little to inform those working to implement effective and efficient pain management programs in nursing homes. This article suggests several strategies for establishing an internal business case to support the implementation of a comprehensive pain management program in a nursing home setting.

Keywords

Cost-Benefit Analysis, Efficiency, Organizational, Humans, Nursing Homes/organization & administration, Pain/drug therapy/physiopathology, United States

Published Article/Book Citation

The definitive version was published in Journal of gerontological nursing, 38:2 (2012) pp.42-52. DOI:10.3928/00989134-20110112-01;.

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/1713