TABLE 3

Total Analgesic Doses Administered to EP and LEP Patients According to Type of Analgesic Medication and Pain Severity

VariableEP (n = 237)LEP (n = 237)LEP (n = 237)
≤2 Daily Interpretations (n = 151)≥2 Daily Interpretations (n = 86)
Nonopioid dosesa1086 (100)947 (100)701 (100)246 (100)
Mild pain (pain scores 0–3)776 (71)660 (70)465 (66)b195 (79)
Moderate pain (pain scores 4–7)262 (24)241 (25)197 (28)b44 (18)
Severe pain (pain scores 8–10)48 (4)46 (5)39 (6)b7 (3)
Opioid dosesa975 (100)968 (100)726 (100)242 (100)
Mild pain (pain scores 0–3)296 (30)c214 (22)153 (21)61 (25)
Moderate pain (pain scores 4–7)481 (49)c473 (49)343 (47)130 (54)
Severe pain (pain scores 8–10)198 (20)c281 (29)230 (32)51 (21)
  • Data are presented as n (%).

  • a Number of analgesic doses; presented percentages correspond to column percentages. Regression analyses adjusted for clustering according to individual patient, age, and gender.

  • b Significantly different (P < .05) between LEP patients with <2 vs ≥2 mean interpretations per day.

  • c Significantly different between EP and LEP patients (P < .05).