INQRI grantee Susan Beck and her colleagues recently had an article published in Health Services Research regarding their PainCQ tool. The objective of this study was to examine the reliability and validity and to decrease the battery of items in the Pain Care Quality (PainCQ©) Surveys. Cumulative evidence supports the reliability and validity of the companion surveys in hospitalized patients with pain in the oncology setting. The tools may be relevant in both clinical research and quality improvement. Future research is recommended in other populations, settings, and with more diverse groups.
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