Benefits

Accreditation is an excellent way to convey to your patients, colleagues, and community that your ED cares about the service they provide.

There are multiple benefits for all stakeholders, including:

Potential Benefits to Hospitals

  • Provide effective treatment for pain and addiction, while minimizing the use of opioid medications, utilizing them only when necessary.
  • Improve patient outcomes and satisfaction.
  • Assist patients and families in decision-making about where to seek acute pain management through a recognizable brand.
  • Ensure that facilities that market themselves as PACED-accredited meet established standards.
  • Reduce medical complications related to pain management and addiction.

Potential Benefits to Patients and Caregivers

  • Establish standards for high-quality care for pain and addiction management.
  • Reduce ED visits.
  • Reduce hospital readmissions and associated penalties.
  • Increase satisfaction scores.
  • Reward and acknowledge EDs/staff/hospitals that are providing excellent care to patients.
  • Provide a mechanism to periodically reassess the care they provide to ensure they are maintaining high-quality care and incorporating innovations to the standard of care.

Potential Benefits to Emergency Physicians and Other Healthcare Providers

  • Accelerate the distribution and implementation of best practices.
  • Provide a mechanism for rapid dissemination of advances in pain and addiction management.
  • Ensure emergency physicians have the necessary resources, protocols, and training to provide optimal pain and/or addiction management.
  • Assist Emergency Medical Service providers in decision-making about where to seek acute care through a recognizable brand.
  • Incentivize, reward and acknowledge emergency physicians that are providing excellent care for patients with pain and/or addicition.
  • Improve patient outcomes and satisfaction.
  • Reduce medical complications related to pain management and/or addiction.