Quality and Outcomes Reports - Anesthesiology
Where do our Pain Clinic patients come from?
Why we measure it -Research shows that physicians and hospitals that treat a large number of patients tend to provide better care and have improved outcomes for treatments and procedures.
What this means - Many patients and families from outside Wisconsin are choosing our specialized care to treat acute and chronic pain.
About the data - The map shows the states that Jane B. Pettit Pain and Palliative Care Center patients traveled from in 2012 based on the patient's home ZIP codes.
Related dimensions of care:
What we're doing to provide the best care:
- We recognize that most patients and families have a lot of anxiety about surgery and anesthesia, and this anxiety is often disruptive to normal function before and after surgery. We use pre-operative anxiolytic medication (medication to relax) for most of our patients to promote healthy and less traumatic recovery. Evidence has shown that this is the most effective way to decrease the patient's anxiety resulting in a smooth and rapid return to normal function after the procedure and at home thereafter.
We conduct research focused on postoperative behavior disturbance and postoperative pain. We manage postoperative pain by administering pain relief medications while the patient is still in surgery, as well as after surgery, using pediatric appropriate technologies like continuous epidurals and patient controlled analgesia.
- We have one of the few comprehensive multidisciplinary and multimodal pain treatment services in the nation, with the best published treatment record for chronic pain conditions.
- Our focus on patient-centered care includes:
Families traveling from long distances are encouraged to use our Family Accommodations Program to make travel arrangements and coordinate appointments. Children's Hospital has partnered with non-profit organizations like Ronald McDonald House and Kathy's House to offer comfortable, "home away from home" accommodations. Local hotel chains on our referral list also offer discounts for patient families.
- Encouraging partnerships with open, ongoing communication between family members and health care providers. Our Family Advisory Committee is made up of parents and hospital staff to improve communication, quality of care and hospital amenities.
- Regularly surveying our patients and encouraging them to share their opinions and suggestions.
Reviewing and implementing changes based on patient satisfaction feedback.
Caring for healthy patients at Surgicenter of Greater Milwaukee where the focus is on comfort and convenience.
Patients and families:
- Take a virtual tour, which will help prepare patients and families for the procedure and hospital stay.
- Follow all eating and drinking restrictions before surgery.
- Referring physicians can access our specialists for consultation or transport 24 hours a day. Call our physician referral line at (800) 266-0366.
- Health care providers from outside of our southeastern Wisconsin service area are encouraged to use our web-based
e-Consult service. This service is available for non-urgent patient cases only and gives providers access to our specialists to review patient cases, obtain medical advice or second opinions, and receive care recommendations for rare symptoms and illnesses.
e-Consult is not to be used by the general public, parents/guardians or families.
- Care guidelines for medical professionals
- Educational materials
- Pocket Directory
If you have questions about these data or information, email us or call (414) 266-6556.