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Revista de la Sociedad Española del Dolor

versión impresa ISSN 1134-8046


GONZALEZ-ESCALADA, J. R.; CAMBA, A.  y  SANCHEZ, I.. Census Pain Units in Spain: analysis of organizational structure, staffing, portfolio services and quality indicators. Rev. Soc. Esp. Dolor [online]. 2014, vol.21, n.3, pp.149-161. ISSN 1134-8046.

According to the census in the existing Spanish Society of Pain (SED) in February 2012 were recorded 147 Units Pain in Spain. Thanks to the collaboration of the Foundation Signo (Foundation which represents health managers), after comparing their files, with directions of hospitals public and institutions non-public registered by the Ministry of Health, 36 units were added to book entries in the SED, which has identified a total of 183 units in Spain. All of them were asked to collaborate with an online survey hosted on a particular web, order to know the crew and the degree of complexity of each, as well as compliance with the Standards Quality and Best Practices of Pain Units, edited by the Ministry of Health in 2010. One hundred and forty-three responses were considered valid surveys which accounted for 80.3 % of all units surveyed, and thus a very representative sample. In this paper are analyzed the results obtained in terms of the structure, endowment portfolio of services and activities of each and contrasted with the definition of the Units issued by the Ministry. We conclude that it is necessary to reconsider this, and propose a classification according to the actual situation Units that would reflect our strengths and weaknesses and serve as a reference and starting point for improving pain care in our country. To validate the results of an audit conducted by random selection of eight units (5.7 % of respondents), with a varying degree of overlap between 72-100 % in the different sections and a degree of overall match exceeding 86 %, which is the average value of truthfulness we consider for the first Census of pain units in Spain, with a confidence interval ranging between 81 and 90 %.

Palabras clave : Pain Units; Number; Structure; Staffing; Quality standard; Census in Spain.

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