PAIN OUT in Mexico PAIN OUT is leading a 2-year project in 10 hospitals in Mexico City, Mexico. The project is led locally by Drs Ana Garduno and Victor Acosta from the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition Salvador Zubiran. Participating hospitals work as a group, forming a ‘network’. This project is mid-way to completion. To date, surveyors in these 10 hospitals, collected 1,762 datasets from patients who underwent general-, orthopedic-, thoracic- and gynecological surgery. The data has been assessed for strengths and deficits leading up to a workshop in April 2017 during which the findings were reviewed and possible changes in management discussed and are now being implemented. The effects on outcomes and processes will be assessed once again with another round of data collection and a workshop summarizing the project, which will be held in early 2018.
This project is supported through a Global Independent Grant for Learning & Change from Pfizer.
The third phase of the project and the second phase of data collection has started in September. Congratulations for the successful implementation and many thanks to all collaborators involved!
RESULTS: The Mexican Network has developed Guidelines for Postop Pain Management - Link to Revista Mexicana de Anestesiologia