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Table 3 Administration of analgesics: drug types and administration routes

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

  Pre-implementation Post-implementation p value
  N (%) N (%)  
Administration of analgesics 277 (25.4) 323 (31.7) 0.001
Drug types
 Acetaminophen 175 (16.1) 204 (20.0) 0.018
 NSAID 32 (2.9) 19 (1.9) 0.11
 Tramadol 4 (0.4) 4 (0.4) 0.92
 Piritramid 5 (0.5) 2 (0.2) 0.30
 Drug combinationa 61 (5.6) 94 (9.2) 0.001
Administration routes
 By mouth 171 (15.7) 208 (20.4) 0.005
 Intravenous 106 (9.7) 115 (11.3) 0.24
  1. aCombination of drugs mentioned above (acetaminophen, NSAID, tramadol, piritramid).
  2. P-values printed in italic are statistically significant