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2020 Nov

Am J Emerg Med



Clinical practice of pre-hospital analgesia: An observational study of 20,978 missions in Switzerland.


Kiavialaitis G E, Müller S, Braun J, Rössler J, Spahn DR, Stein P, Kaserer A
Am J Emerg Med. 2020 Nov; 38(11):2318-2323.
PMID: 31785972.


Pain is a frequent problem faced by emergency medical services (EMS) in pre-hospital settings. This large observational study aims to assess the prevalence of sufficiently provided analgesia and to analyze the efficacy of different analgesics. Moreover, we evaluated if quality of analgesia changed with an emergency physician on scene or depended on paramedics' gender.