[Towards a pain-free hospital. Description of the campaign].

  title={[Towards a pain-free hospital. Description of the campaign].},
  author={Renata Ferrari and Marco Visentin and Elena Fipaldini},
  journal={Recenti progressi in medicina},
  volume={95 6},
The various stages of the campaign "Towards a pain-free hospital", carried out at St. Bortolo Hospital in Vicenza, Italy, are described. They concerned: measuring pain prevalence, patients' beliefs, staff education, giving patients information, daily pain measurement, preparing pain treatment protocols, assessing patient satisfaction. The methods for carrying out the various initiatives and the data collected are reported.