OTA 2023: Dedicated Pain Coach for Improving Outcomes In Orthopaedic Trauma Patients
The Role of a Dedicated Pain Coach in Improving Outcomes Following Orthopaedic Trauma: A Randomized Controlled Trial
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212 orthopaedic trauma patients were randomized to receive standard pain management tapering or pain management tapering plus the inclusion of a dedicated pain coach as part of the care team. The outcomes of interest included pain scores and opioid consumption, up to 3 months post-operation. The pain coach group had a significantly higher proportion of patients with improved pain compared to the c...
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