Factors associated with delay to opiate analgesia in emergency departments.

@article{Arendts2006FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with delay to opiate analgesia in emergency departments.},
  author={Glenn Arendts and M. Whitney Fry},
  journal={The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={7 9},
  pages={682-6}
}
UNLABELLED Patients presenting to an emergency department (ED) with painful conditions continue to experience significant delay to analgesia. It remains unclear whether demographic and clinical factors are associated with this outcome. The objectives of this study were to determine 1) the proportion of patients that require parenteral opiate analgesia for pain in an ED and who receive the opiate in less than 60 minutes; and 2) whether any factors are predictive for the first dose of analgesia… CONTINUE READING

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