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Frauenshuh Cancer Center

Park Nicollet HealthPartners, Frauenshuh Cancer Center

St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Establishing Personal Pain Goals in Oncology Patients to Improve Patient Care and Decrease Costs

Opioids remain a mainstay for oncology pain management but long-term use poses numerous challenges. Frauenshuh Cancer Center led an 18-month initiative to improve patient understanding of opioid use, educate clinicians on opioid costs and comparative effectiveness, and implement a nursing protocol to document personal pain goals (PPG). Learn how this pain intervention improved rates of PPG documentation, streamlined work processes, decreased out-of-pocket costs, and enhanced both patient and provider experience.