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Development of a management algorithm for post-operative pain (MAPP) after total knee and total hip replacement: study rationale and design

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posted on 2014-08-28, 00:00 authored by Mari BottiMari Botti, B Kent, Tracey BucknallTracey Bucknall, Maxine DukeMaxine Duke, Megan-Jane JohnstoneMegan-Jane Johnstone, Julie ConsidineJulie Considine, Bernice Redley, Susan HunterSusan Hunter, R de Steiger, M Holcombe, Emma Cohen
Evidence from clinical practice and the extant literature suggests that post-operative pain assessment and treatment is often suboptimal. Poor pain management is likely to persist until pain management practices become consistent with guidelines developed from the best available scientific evidence. This work will address the priority in healthcare of improving the quality of pain management by standardising evidence-based care processes through the incorporation of an algorithm derived from best evidence into clinical practice. In this paper, the methodology for the creation and implementation of such an algorithm that will focus, in the first instance, on patients who have undergone total hip or knee replacement is described.

History

Journal

Implementation science

Volume

9

Issue

1

Article number

110

Pagination

1 - 11

Publisher

BioMed Central

Location

London, England

eISSN

1748-5908

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2014, BioMed Central