The impact of the joint commission for accreditation of healthcare organizations pain initiative on perioperative opiate consumption and recovery room length of stay.

@article{Frasco2005TheIO,
  title={The impact of the joint commission for accreditation of healthcare organizations pain initiative on perioperative opiate consumption and recovery room length of stay.},
  author={Peter E Frasco and Juraj Sprung and Terrence L Trentman},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2005},
  volume={100 1},
  pages={162-8}
}
The enhanced organizational emphasis on the management of pain in hospitalized patients mandated by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) pain initiative precipitated a number of changes by the perioperative services at our facility. In October 2002, a numeric pain scale became mandatory in our postanesthesia care unit (PACU). Response to analgesia in the PACU was recorded using this scale. In addition, an acceptable pain score was required for discharge… CONTINUE READING