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Pain assessment and management standards for hospitals.

R3 Report. 2017 Aug 29;11:1-7.

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September 6, 2017
R3 Report. 2017 Aug 29;11:1-7.

Strategies to manage pain safely have been reexamined in light of the opioid epidemic. This report highlights Joint Commission guidelines for pain assessment and management and outlines accreditation expectations for leadership, medical staff, medical services, and performance improvement.