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Appl Nurs Res. 2010 Feb;23(1):36-44. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2008.03.007. Epub 2009 Jan 15.

The unique contribution of the nursing intervention pain management on length of stay in older patients undergoing hip procedures.

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  • 1University of Iowa College of Nursing, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA. peggy-kerr@uiowa.edu

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the unique contribution of the nursing intervention pain management on length of stay (LOS) for 568 older patients hospitalized for hip procedures. Propensity-score-adjusted analysis was used to determine the effect of pain management on LOS. The LOS for hospitalizations that received pain management was 0.78 day longer than that for hospitalizations that did not receive pain management. Other variables that were predictors of LOS included several context-of-care variables (e.g., time spent in the intensive care unit, registered nurse skill mix, etc.), number of medical procedures and unique medications, and several other nursing interventions.

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20122509
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PMC2846287
DOI:
10.1016/j.apnr.2008.03.007
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