Supporting quality improvement and JCAHO standard setting for pain management in hospitals

This grant supports the Wisconsin State Cancer Pain Initiative staff to provide technical support to the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) to establish standards for the assessment and treatment of pain in the terminally ill. These standards will be incorporated in the JCAHO's accreditation process. Project staff will simultaneously jump-start a nationwide quality improvement process in pain management in hospitals and other institutions accredited by JCAHO. Project staff will also provide technical assistance to cancer pain initiatives in other states that will, in turn, work with providers in their respective states that wish to participate in this voluntary learning opportunity.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $1,601,991.00

Awarded on: 7/24/1997

Time frame: 8/1/1997 - 7/31/2003

Grant Number: 32037


University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health

Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Avenue
Madison, 53705-2221


June L. Dahl
Project Director