Using Chronic Pain Outcomes Data to Improve Outcomes

Anesthesiol Clin. 2016 Jun;34(2):395-408. doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2016.01.009.


Standardization of care that is derived from analysis of outcomes data can lead to improvements in quality and efficiency of care. The outcomes data should be validated, standardized, and integrated into ongoing patient care with minimal burden on the patient and health care team. This article describes the organization and workflow of a chronic pain clinic registry designed to collect and analyze patient data for quality improvement and dissemination. Future efforts in using mobile technology and integrating patient-reported outcome data in the electronic health records have the potential to offer new and improved models of comprehensive pain management.

Keywords: Analysis of patient data; Electronic health record integration; Mobile health; Outcomes data collection; Patient-reported outcomes; Practice-based evidence; Quality improvement.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S.
  • Chronic Pain / therapy*
  • Data Collection
  • Humans
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care*
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • United States