Use of standardized analgesia protocol linked with less pain
Investigators of the study found postoperative pain among neurosurgical patients was significantly reduced with the implementation of a standardized analgesia protocol.

Researchers performed a prospective, interrupted time-series trial for 10 months to determine the impact of a quality improvement initiative that consisted of a standardized analgesia protocol for patients who underwent neurosurgery. The primary outcome was the patient-reported numeric rating scale pain on the first postoperative day. Factors correlated with postoperative pain were determined with univariate linear regression.