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.