The Evolving World of Pain Scores and HCAHPS

Author: Jeffrey Fudin

Practitioners use pain scores, and the labeling of pain as the 5th vital sign, to access their patient's status. But is that how it should be? Is there a better way? Do HCAHPS scores help the patient? Dr. Jeffrey Fudin offers his take on why pain scores were important, and where they stand now.

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