Do Short Courses on Pain Management Provoke Changes in General Practice Pain Management?
Little has been written on the efficacy of teaching medical practitioners about the use of pain assessment techniques and in particular the assessment of changes in practice post education seems not to have been addressed at this time.
Several medical practitioner cohorts with varying levels of pain management skills and knowledge were studied both pre and post educational intervention. The results showed quite marked changes in practioner's management and allow for the conclusion that educating medical practitioners in pain assessment and management can lead to marked reductions in healthcare costs.
The powerpoint file for download addresses:
- Changes in the usage of pain assessment tools
- investigation rates
- Referral rates
- Prescribing practices
for initial pain consultations following attendance at Pain Education conferences.
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