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Table 2 Pain assessment and management of adult trauma patients by pain level

From: Pain assessment and management of trauma patients in an emergency department of a tertiary hospital in Tanzania

NRS pain score Mild Moderate Severe P value
Provider pain assessment (aN = 285) 149 (52.2%) 59 (20.7%) 77 (30.1%) 0.008
RA NRS pain assessment (bN = 311) 154 (49.5%) 68 (21.8%) 89 (28.6%) < 0.00001
Pain medications given in EMD (n/N) 29/154 (18.8%) 41/68 (60.3%) 74/ 89 (83.1%) < 0.00001
  1. a 26 patients did not receive pain reassessment
  2. bResearch assistant (RA) performed NRS pain assessment