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Risk Factors for Inadequate Pain Management in Elderly Patient

Purpose:

To identify a frail elderly patient living in the community who may be at risk for inadequate pain management.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

risk factors, options, dosage adjustments, response to therapy, adverse effects

ICD-10:

R52

Description:

An elderly patient living in the community may have pain that is not adequately controlled. Landi et al identified risk factors impacting pain management for these patients. The authors are from Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome, the New Jersey Medical School, Hackensack University and the Silver Network Home Care Study Group.

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