IMPACCT – Improving the Management of Pain from Advanced Cancer in the CommuniTy. For community based cancer patients, research shows that pain remains common, severe and under-treated. Barriers to good pain control include inadequate support and patient education, poor assessment and communication, and lack of access to an adequate prescription and timely analgesia. IMPACCT will design and test a new model of pain management in the community. A stated preference survey is being conducted with cancer patients to identify which aspects of community pain management are most important to them. Attributes under consideration include: waiting time for advice and treatment, level of pain relief, level of side effect control, communication and out-of-pocket expenses. Information from the survey will inform the design of the new care pathway.
CMC members involved: David Meads