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  1. Unscheduled readmissions for uncontrolled symptoms : a health care challenge for nurses.

    Article - En anglais

    The purpose of this study was to measure the impact of nursing strategies to improve cancer pain management on hospital readmission for uncontrolled pain.

    Strategies include implementing a pain resource nurse program (PRN), making pain management a focus in the continuous quality improvement process of the institution and creating a supportive care service.

    Admissions were compared before and after implementation of the strategies.

    Results for 1989 to 1990 revealed 5772 total admission with 4.4% (255) admissions for uncontrolled pain ; results for 1992 to 1993 revealed 4066 total admissions with 3.0% (121) admissions for uncontrolled pain.

    Findings indicate that strategies were effective in reducing the number of readmissions for uncontrolled pain.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Précoce, Sortie hôpital, Soin, Ambulatoire, Admission hôpital, Douleur, Infirmier, Evaluation, Stratégie, Rôle professionnel, Homme, Etude comparative, A domicile, Traitement, Analyse coût efficacité, Réadmission hôpital, Personnel sanitaire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Early, Hospital discharge, Care, Ambulatory, Hospital admission, Pain, Nurse, Evaluation, Strategy, Occupational role, Human, Comparative study, At home, Treatment, Cost efficiency analysis, Health staff

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0081486

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199608.