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EAPC Algorithm for Evaluating Episodic (Breakthrough) Cancer Pain

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient receiving palliative care for episodic (breakthrough) pain using the EAPC algorithm.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, end-of-life, palliative care

ICD-10:

R52.1, R52.2

Description:

The Working Group of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) used an algorithm to help identify the different types of breakthrough pain that can occur in a patient with terminal cancer. The type and intensity of pain being experienced can help direct palliative interventions.

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