Using electronic health records data to identify patients with chronic pain in a primary care setting.

@article{Tian2013UsingEH,
  title={Using electronic health records data to identify patients with chronic pain in a primary care setting.},
  author={Terrence Y Tian and Ianita Zlateva and Daren Anderson},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 e2},
  pages={e275-80}
}
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate an accurate method to identify patients with chronic pain using electronic health records (EHR) data at a multisite community health center. MATERIALS AND METHODS We identified patients with chronic pain in our EHR system using readily available data elements pertaining to pain: diagnostic codes (International Classification of Disease, revision 9; ICD-9), patient-reported pain scores, and opioid prescription medications. Medical chart reviews were used to… CONTINUE READING