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Table 1 Patient characteristics pre- and post-implementation

From: Increased analgesia administration in emergency medicine after implementation of revised guidelines

  Pre-implementation (n = 1089) Post-implementation (n = 1018) p value
  Mean years (lowest-highest) Mean years (lowest-highest)  
Age 42 (16–101) 43 (18–94) 0.86
  Median (std. dev.) Median (std. dev.)  
NRS at entrance ED (std. dev.) 5.0 (1.7) 5.0 (1.6) 0.086
  N (%) N (%)  
Male 526 (48.3) 482 (47.3) 0.66
Dutch 472 (43) 403 (40.0) 0.39
Other 452 (42) 419 (41.2)
Surgical specialty 386 (35.4) 405 (39.8) 0.045
Non-surgical specialty 700 (64.3) 613 (60.2)
Triage category high 171 (15.7) 153 (15.0) 0.003
Triage category middle 509 (46.7) 547 (53.7)
Triage category low 409 (37.6) 318 (31.2)
Use of analgesia pre-hospital 150 (13.8) 113 (11.0) 0.001
NRS 4–6 698 (64.1) 697 (68.5) <0.001
NRS 7–10 391 (35.9) 321 (31.5)
  1. P-values printed in italic are statistically significant