Nov 08, 2017 | pain assessment

The Evolving World of Pain Scores and HCAHPS

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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