Pain and quality assessment/improvement

Betty Ferrell, Marie Whedon, Barbette Rollins

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Pain is a common symptom of acute and chronic illness and has been targeted as an area of improvement across settings and populations. Advances in the treatment of pain have created a standard of care by which quality can be assessed. The article describes the process of quality assessment and improvement (QA/I) in pain management. QA/I tools and case examples from two institutions are provided. QA/I activities based on current knowledge of pain management can improve the care provided to patients In pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-84
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of nursing care quality
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 1995


  • Pain
  • Pain assessment
  • Pain/quality improvement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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