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"Documentation of pain assessment is part of the JCAHO process when evaluating HOSPITAL records. In 1999/2000, JCAHO presented an initiative - (an excerpt of a press release is as follows)-to measure how well hospitals are documenting, monitoring and appropriately treating patient pain levels. That is why you will see "pain scale" assessments on all hospital ED records. However, since JCAHO deals with facility based records only, it is not an initiative that affects providers anywhere other than inpatient setting and has no impact on outpatient, clinic or other private practice settings.
THE JOINT COMMISSION FOR THE ACCREDITATION OF Health Care Organizations (JCAHO), which accredits most of the nation's hospitals and thousands of other health care organizations, has begun monitoring how well these facilities assess and treat pain, marking another positive step toward the recognition for better pain management.
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