Is all pain is treated equally? A multicenter evaluation of acute pain care by age

Ula Hwang, Laura K. Belland, Daniel A. Handel, Kabir Yadav, Kennon Heard, Laura Rivera-Reyes, Amanda Eisenberg, Matthew J. Noble, Sudha Mekala, Morgan Valley, Gary Winkel, Knox H. Todd, R. Sean Morrison

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Abstract

Pain is highly prevalent in health care settings; however, disparities continue to exist in pain care treatment. Few studies have investigated if differences exist based on patient-related characteristics associated with aging. The objective of this study was to determine if there are differences in acute pain care for older vs younger patients. This was a multicenter, retrospective, cross-sectional observation study of 5 emergency departments across the United States evaluating the 2 most commonly presenting pain conditions for older adults, abdominal and fracture pain. Multivariable adjusted hierarchical modeling was completed. A total of 6,948 visits were reviewed. Older (≥65 years) and oldest (≥85 years) were less likely to receive analgesics compared to younger patients (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2568-2574
Number of pages7
JournalPain
Volume155
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Acute Pain
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Keywords

  • Acute pain care
  • Emergency department
  • Geriatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Pharmacology

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Hwang, U., Belland, L. K., Handel, D. A., Yadav, K., Heard, K., Rivera-Reyes, L., ... Morrison, R. S. (2014). Is all pain is treated equally? A multicenter evaluation of acute pain care by age. Pain, 155(12), 2568-2574. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pain.2014.09.017

Is all pain is treated equally? A multicenter evaluation of acute pain care by age. / Hwang, Ula; Belland, Laura K.; Handel, Daniel A.; Yadav, Kabir; Heard, Kennon; Rivera-Reyes, Laura; Eisenberg, Amanda; Noble, Matthew J.; Mekala, Sudha; Valley, Morgan; Winkel, Gary; Todd, Knox H.; Morrison, R. Sean.

In: Pain, Vol. 155, No. 12, 2014, p. 2568-2574.

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Hwang, U, Belland, LK, Handel, DA, Yadav, K, Heard, K, Rivera-Reyes, L, Eisenberg, A, Noble, MJ, Mekala, S, Valley, M, Winkel, G, Todd, KH & Morrison, RS 2014, 'Is all pain is treated equally? A multicenter evaluation of acute pain care by age', Pain, vol. 155, no. 12, pp. 2568-2574. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pain.2014.09.017
Hwang U, Belland LK, Handel DA, Yadav K, Heard K, Rivera-Reyes L et al. Is all pain is treated equally? A multicenter evaluation of acute pain care by age. Pain. 2014;155(12):2568-2574. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pain.2014.09.017
Hwang, Ula ; Belland, Laura K. ; Handel, Daniel A. ; Yadav, Kabir ; Heard, Kennon ; Rivera-Reyes, Laura ; Eisenberg, Amanda ; Noble, Matthew J. ; Mekala, Sudha ; Valley, Morgan ; Winkel, Gary ; Todd, Knox H. ; Morrison, R. Sean. / Is all pain is treated equally? A multicenter evaluation of acute pain care by age. In: Pain. 2014 ; Vol. 155, No. 12. pp. 2568-2574.
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