Evidence-based standards for cancer pain management.

  title={Evidence-based standards for cancer pain management.},
  author={Sydney Morss Dy and Steven M. Asch and Arash Naeim and Homayoon Sanati and Anne M. Walling and Karl A. Lorenz},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  volume={26 23},
High-quality management of cancer pain depends on evidence-based standards for screening, assessment, treatment, and follow-up for general cancer pain and specific pain syndromes. We developed a set of standards through an iterative process of structured literature review and development and refinement of topic areas and standards and subjected recommendations to rating by a multidisciplinary expert panel. Providers should routinely screen for the presence or absence and intensity of pain and… CONTINUE READING