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

Peg Kerr, Leah Shever, Marita G. Titler, Rui Qin, Taikyoung Kim, Debra M. Picone

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-44
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Nursing Research
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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