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Trio of implementation strategies for cancer pain guidelines fails to help


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JAMA Network Open
Reuters Health - 21/02/2022  - A suite of strategies designed to help deliver cancer-pain management guidelines failed to improve cancer-related pain in a randomized controlled trial. These findings suggest that "cancer-pain screening and subsequent management will need to be highly valued, supported by adequate resources embedded within the clinical workflow, and supported by electronic data systems to be successful," Dr. Melanie Lovell, with the Palliative Care Department, HammondCare, in Greenwich, Australia, told Reuters Health by email. Cancer pain is common and disabling and there is a gap between evidence and practice for cancer-pain management, Dr. Lovell and her colleagues point out in JAMA Network Open. In a cluster-randomized clinical trial, they evaluated the ability of three cancer-pain-guideline-implementation strategies to improve pain-related outcomes for 544 patients attending oncology and palliative-care outpatient services at eight centers ...


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