Care Pathways

Chronic Pain Care Pathway

Overview of the care pathway

The chronic pain care pathway enables a multidisciplinary, integrated treatment of chronic pain patients. It ensures every caregiver (doctors, nurses, dieticians, psychologist, etc.) is up-to-date and gets involved when required.

Before each consultation, all relevant caregivers are notified after a holistic PROM assessment of the patient’s situation. When the team decides to opt for an intervention, the care pathway ensures a pre-intervention baseline and a 6 weeks post-op evaluation is collected.

We can divide the chronic pain care pathway into 2 phases:

  1. Baseline
  2. Treatment
  3. Follow-up


The pathway is automatically started when an appointment is booked with the chronic pain center. At the start, the patient is asked to fill in the following patient-reported outcomes:

  • Demographic Survey Questionnaire (e.g comorbidities, medication use, smoking status, etc)
  • Pain questionnaire
  • Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening (OMPQ)
  • 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36)
  • Social questionnaire (e.g financial status, home situation, professional situation, etc)


After the first consultation, a healthcare professional can select one of the following treatment plans:

  • Interventional
  • Multidisciplinary program
  • Qutenza
  • Intravenous Therapy
  • Infiltrations and guided injections

Based on the type of therapy, the patient will receive specific information and patient-reported outcomes.


Three weeks after the end of treatment, the patient must complete a final evaluation. The healthcare professional can decide which patient-reported outcomes she wants to send to the patient:

  • Pain questionnaire
  • Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening (OMPQ)
  • 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36)
  • Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI)
  • Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia
  • Disability Rating Index (DRI)
  • Life Balance Inventory (LBI)
  • Multidimensional Pain Inventory (MPI)
  • Pain Coping Inventory (PCI)
  • Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R)

After the patient completed the survey(s), the healthcare professional can decide to end the care pathway or start another treatment episode.


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The following patient-reported-outcomes are visualized in the care pathway:

  • Pain score evolution
  • Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening (OMPQ): Total Score
  • 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36)
  • Pain Coping Inventory (PCI)
  • Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia: Total Score
  • Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI): Total Score
  • Disability Rating Index (DRI)


The prostate cancer care pathway offers numerous benefits that will increase efficiency on the one hand and improve the quality of care for both patient and provider on the other.

  • Automatic scoring calculations
  • Integrated with your systems (Electronic Medical Record, scheduling, medical billing, online pharmacy & fulfilment, e-prescribing, insurance eligibility....)
  • Decreased administrative burden for the care team
  • Automatic alerts to the care team if patients reports alarming Patient-reported-outcomes
  • Patient can access information brochures about treatment, symptoms, etc

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