Challenges is making a business case for effective pain management in nursing homes

Debra Bakerjian, Suzanne S. Prevost, Keela Herr, Kristen Swafford, Mary Ersek

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The lack of a systematic and comprehensive pain management program is a common quality problem in nursing homes. The purpose of this article is to address the business case for eff ective pain management in this setting, including the conceptual domains and processes that should be considered in improving quality and reducing costs. Unfortunately, the literature contains very little to inform those working to implement eff ective and effi cient pain management programs in nursing homes. This article suggests several strategies for establishing an internal business case to support the implementation of a comprehensive pain management program in a nursing home setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-52
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Gerontological Nursing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology

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