DeToure is a patient outcomes-focused research company specializing in chronic pain management.
What We Do:
DeTOURE improves the way treatment teams obtain the information they need to transform the way patients get the care they need and deserve—and improve pain. It is our goal to increase awareness of chronic pain, to increase awareness of the topical treatment of pain using Non-Systemic Transdermal (NST) Pain Therapy, and to ultimately provide a venue for each patient’s voice. DeTOURE believes it is essential to capture the patient experience to accomplish these goals. It’s what sets us—and our outcomes—apart.
What We Provide:
DeTOURE utilizes IRB-approved, patient-focused outcomes surveys to provide validated patient information to the prescriber and others on the interdisciplinary pain treatment teams. This clinical information demonstrates the value of the treatment provided from the patient’s point of view. This information ultimately improves treatment for the patient, improves the patient’s experience with each member of the interdisciplinary treatment team, and promotes self-management of pain.
Who We Benefit:
We believe that pain management must be based on patient experience. Therefore, DeTOURE benefits every patient with chronic pain by facilitating the improvement of patient care through compounding. It is our ultimate goal to provide education and validated results for a therapeutic option that has been often relegated to secondary therapy in chronic pain. We believe that education and outcomes are the keys to increasing awareness of the positive benefits and appropriate use of NST pain therapy.
How We Achieve Success:
DeToure is leading the way in improving patient outcomes by using the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) blueprint for transforming prevention, care, education and research as a guide to reach the following goals:
• Promote and enable self-management of pain by developing a Patient Mobile Pain Diary Application.
• Develop an effective Patient Outcomes Survey to provide consistent and complete pain assessments.
• Improve the collection and reporting of data on pain through IRB-controlled Patient Outcome Analytics.
• Educate and increase awareness through public health and community-based avenues such as patient advocacy groups and affinity sites that bring patient groups together.