How has having PAIN as a 5th Vital Sign served us?

Clinical healthcare professionals have a moral and professional responsibility to coordinate patients’ pain treatment and opioid-related problems. Their ability to successfully accomplish this mandate should be a regular priority during best practices discussions.

Are providers in a catch 22?

At least one provider alleges that quality patient care and organizational standards might be misaligned.

"In the lawsuit, Dr. Alpert alleges her resistance to prescribing unnecessary opioids created a high standard deviation in her patient scores, which in turn prevented her from gaining shareholder status three years in a row, according to the report."

To read more:

https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/legal-regulatory-issues/physician-sues-kaiser-permanente-over-opioid-related-patient-satisfaction-scores.html

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