Why is pain still not being assessed adequately? Results of a pain prevalence study in a university hospital in Sweden.

@article{Wadensten2011WhyIP,
  title={Why is pain still not being assessed adequately? Results of a pain prevalence study in a university hospital in Sweden.},
  author={Barbro Wadensten and Camilla Fr{\"o}jd and Christine Leo Swenne and Torsten E Gordh and Lena Gunningberg},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 5-6},
  pages={624-34}
}
AIM The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of pain and pain assessment among inpatients in a university hospital. BACKGROUND Pain management could be considered an indicator of quality of care. Few studies report on prevalence measures including all inpatients. DESIGN Quantitative and explorative. METHOD Survey. RESULTS Of the inpatients at the hospital who answered the survey, 494 (65%) reported having experienced pain during the preceding 24 hours. Of the patients who… CONTINUE READING
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