Electronic Persistent Pain Outcome Collaboration - routine patient outcomes reporting of pain management intervention
The NSW pain plan provided funding and an outline of a system of collecting and analyzing data from NSW pain clinics which quantified patient outcomes.
The routine collection and analysis of data regarding patient outcomes is an important aspect of service delivery and improvement. The data enables benchmarking across NSW services as well as nationally enabling us to build on the service aspects that deliver the best outcomes.
ePPOC is a benchmarking and quality improvement system that has been designed to measure patient outcomes from a pain clinic intervention. The NSW pain network has been involved in developing the minimum dataset. The system has been installed in all 19 pain clinics in NSW and each site has undergone training. In addition, the initiative has been rolled out to the other states of Australia and New Zealand improving the power of benchmarking.
With the endorsement of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, the ACI developed a minimum dataset suitable for application in the pain clinics across NSW. A partnership was sought between a research institute and ACI to develop and deliver a data system capable of providing analysis and reporting at a state level. It was also anticipated that this system would be applied at a national level. This has now been achieved.
- Faculty of Pain Medicine, University of Wollongong - Australian Health Services Research Institute
- Northern Sydney Local Health District
- St Vincent's Health Network,
- Sydney Local Health District
- South Western Sydney Local Health District
- South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
- Western Sydney Local Health District
- Western NSW Local Health District
- Sydney Children's Hospital Network
- Hunter New England Local Health District
- Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
|Hunter New England Local Health District||Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital|
John Hunter Hospital
John Hunter Children's Hospital
|Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District||Port Kembla Hospital|
|Mid North Coast Local Health District||Port Macquarie Base Hospital|
|Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District||Nepean Hospital|
|Northern Sydney Local Health District||Royal North Shore Hospital|
|South Eastern Sydney Local Health District||Prince of Wales Hospital|
St George Hospital
|South Western Sydney Local Health District||Liverpool Hospital|
|St Vincent's Health Network||St Vincent's Hospital|
|Sydney Children's Hospital Network||The Children's Hospital at Westmead|
Sydney Children's Hospital
|Sydney Local Health District||Concord Repatriation General Hospital|
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
|Western NSW Local Health District||Orange Health Service|
|Western Sydney Local Health District||Westmead Hospital|
Key Date (location) Pilot Site Implementation Site
The first ePPOC reports are now available. Second reports are due in march 2015.
Manager, Pain Management Network
02 9464 4636
Director, Primary Care and Chronic Services
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