Daily Assessment of Pain in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease

@article{Smith2008DailyAO,
  title={Daily Assessment of Pain in Adults with Sickle Cell Disease},
  author={Wally R. Smith and Lynne T Penberthy and Viktor E. Bovbjerg and Donna K McClish and John D. Roberts and Bassam Dahman and Imoigele P Aisiku and James L Levenson and Susan D. Roseff},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={148},
  pages={94-101}
}
Context Although outpatient, emergency department, and hospital visits have been used as indicators of sickle cell disease severity, the relationship between health care use and pain episodes has not been well described. Contribution Two hundred thirty-two patients with sickle cell disease completed a daily diary for 6 months, providing 31017 patient-days for analysis. Patients reported pain on 56% of total patient-days, crises on 13%, and health care utilization on 4%. Implication Patients… 
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