National QUM Indicators for Australian Hospitals Set 4

Set 4: Pain management

Indicators and their accompanying data collection tools are listed below. We strongly recommend downloading the following documents to guide use of the indicators:

  • Using the National Quality Use of Medicines Indicators for Australian Hospitals¬†which contains critical information on using the indicators for quality improvement [PDF]
  • Data collection tool user guide [PDF]
  • Individual Indicators

    4.1 Percentage of postoperative patients whose pain intensity is documented using an appropriate validated assessment tool
    [PDF] |  with tool [XLS]

    4.2 Percentage of postoperative patients that are given a written pain management plan at discharge AND a copy is communicated to the primary care clinician
    [PDF] |  with tool [XLS]