A one-year initiative to improve the quality of pain treatment
The Pain-Free Hospital Initiative is a one-year hospital-wide quality improvement initiative to integrate pain treatment into routine hospital care. The program is designed for hospitals where pain relief is available, but remains under-prescribed. We are implementing it now at large referral hospitals in Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Swaziland.
The Initiative includes training in basic pain assessment and treatment, using a simple treatment algorithm developed by the World Health Organization.
It also includes easy-to-use tools to measure and document the impact of the initiative.