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Clinical Pain Assessment

Purpose:

To quantitate pain by rating its qualities, which can be useful in assessing response to therapy over time.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

R52

Description:

Pain can be difficult for the patient to cope with and the clinician to monitor. A rating system allows for semi-quantitation, which can be used over time to assess the adequacy of treatment and the progression of a patient's condition.

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