Assessment of post-operative pain management among acutely and electively admitted patients - a Swedish ward perspective
2016 (English)In: Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice, ISSN 1356-1294, E-ISSN 1365-2753, Vol. 22, no 2, 283-289 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Rationale, aims and objectivesSwedish health care is regulated to involve the patient in every intervention process. In the area of post-operative pain, it is therefore important to evaluate patient experience of the quality of pain management. Previous research has focused on mapping this area but not on comparing experiences between acutely and electively admitted patients. Hence, the aim of this study was to investigate the experiences of post-operative pain management quality among acutely and electively admitted patients at a Swedish surgical department performing soft-tissue surgery. MethodsA survey study design was used as a method based on a multidimensional instrument to assess post-operative pain management: Strategic and Clinical Quality Indicators in Postoperative Pain Management (SCQIPP). Consecutive patients at all wards of a university hospitals surgical department were included. Data collection was performed at hospital discharge. ResultsIn total, 160 patients participated, of whom 40 patients were acutely admitted. A significant difference between acutely and electively admitted patients was observed in the SCQIPP area of environment, whereas acute patients rated the post-operative pain management quality lower compared with those who were electively admitted. ConclusionsThere may be a need for improvement in the areas of post-operative pain management in Sweden, both specifically and generally. There may also be a difference in the experience of post-operative pain quality between acutely and electively admitted patients in this study, specifically in the area of environment. In addition, low levels of the perceived quality of post-operative pain management among the patients were consistent, but satisfaction with analgesic treatment was rated as good.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
WILEY-BLACKWELL , 2016. Vol. 22, no 2, 283-289 p.
pain; post-operative; quality indicator; surgery
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-127424DOI: 10.1111/jep.12475ISI: 000373135400019PubMedID: 26507572OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-127424DiVA: diva2:925264