Persistent nonmalignant pain and analgesic prescribing patterns in elderly nursing home residents.

@article{Won2004PersistentNP,
  title={Persistent nonmalignant pain and analgesic prescribing patterns in elderly nursing home residents.},
  author={Aida B Won and Kate L. Lapane and Sue M Vallow and Jeff Schein and John N. Morris and Lewis A. Lipsitz},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={867-74}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of analgesics used, their prescribing patterns, and associations with particular diagnoses and medications in patients with persistent pain. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Nursing homes from 10 U.S. states. PARTICIPANTS A total of 21,380 nursing home residents aged 65 and older with persistent pain. MEASUREMENTS Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessments on pain, analgesics, cognitive, functional, and emotional status were summarized. Logistic… CONTINUE READING

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