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2022 Nov 15

JMIR Perioper Med



Identifying Risk Factors, Patient-Reported Experience and Outcome Measures, and Data Capture Tools for an Individualized Pain Prediction Tool in Pediatrics: Focus Group Study.


Wood MD, West NC, Sreepada RS, Loftsgard KC, Petersen L, Robillard JM, Page P, Ridgway R, Chadha NK, Portales-Casamar E, Görges M
JMIR Perioper Med. 2022 Nov 15; 5(1):e42341.
PMID: 36378509.


The perioperative period is a data-rich environment with potential for innovation through digital health tools and predictive analytics to optimize patients' health with targeted prehabilitation. Although some risk factors for postoperative pain following pediatric surgery are already known, the systematic use of preoperative information to guide personalized interventions is not yet widespread in clinical practice.