Hospital Pain

“This Might Hurt” – Hospitals Brace Patients for Pain

As healthcare providers face relentless cost pressures, and fight for high patient satisfaction scores – one of the key mantras has been to make sure patients are as comfortable as possible. While obviously a worthy goal, what this mindset has meant in practice is a high reliance on opioid-based pain relievers at every part of the patient experience. As the… Continue Reading “This Might Hurt” – Hospitals Brace Patients for Pain

Back pain

An Opioid Fix? Integrated Pain and Addiction Management

With millions of people across the country at risk for opioid addiction due to their pain medications, some health providers are trying new approaches for pain relief and pain management. As reported in the Washington Post, companies like Kaiser Permanente have created special programs that help at risk patients manage their pain and their medications. For example, an eight-week course,… Continue Reading An Opioid Fix? Integrated Pain and Addiction Management