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Catherine van de Ruit
Pain management is a hot button since the opioid crisis began. However, it has become apparent that not all hospitals treat pain with the same protocols, which leads to over or undermentioned patients and a different level of care. This research utilizes a secondary analysis of five qualitative data interviews with CRNAs and anesthesiologists that was collected between 2012-2014 in connection with the Armstrong Institute at Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, and the Agency for Healthcare Research (AHRQ) and outside primary journals. The preliminary analysis points toward protocol ambiguity. This is important because patients are getting a different standard level of care at various hospitals, and this can lead to under-treatment of pain. The difference in how opioids are viewed and how the guidelines are created before and after the opioid crisis shows that patients are regularly undertreated.
Roby, Dana, "Alteration of Pain Protocol in Response to the Opioid Crisis" (2021). Health and Exercise Physiology Presentations. 12.
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