ePPOC (electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration) is a program which aims to help improve services and outcomes for individuals experiencing chronic pain through benchmarking of care and treatment. ePPOC is an initiative of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, and has been been developing rapidly in recent years by the Faculty, the Australian Pain Society and the wider pain sector.
ePPOC involves the collection of a standard set of data items and assessment tools by specialist pain services throughout Australia and New Zealand to measure outcomes for their patients as a result of treatment. This information has been used to develop a national benchmarking system for the pain sector, leading to better outcomes and best practice interventions for patients in chronic pain. The information also enables development of a coordinated approach to research into the management of pain in Australasia.
Adult and paediatric specialist pain services throughout Australia and New Zealand are able to participate in ePPOC.