How often was patients' pain well controlled?What It Means
The percentage of patients who reported that their pain was "always" well controlled. "Well controlled" means that their pain was well controlled and that the hospital staff did everything they could to help patients with their pain.
Why It Is Important
Research shows that the extent to which pain is controlled - as well as attentiveness of hospital staff in helping to manage their pain – is an important element for patients in evaluating hospital quality – and their hospital experience.