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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of patients, before (Control) and after (Intervention) inclusion of the module for evaluation and management of pain and discomfort

From: Implementation of a neonatal pain management module in the computerized physician order entry system

  Control Intervention  
  n = 53 n = 69 p
Gestational age, wk 29 (3) 30 (3) 0.07
Birth weight, g 1380 (620) 1440 (610) 0.6
CRIB score 7 (4) 6 (4) 0.17
Small for gestational age, n (%) 10 (19) 10 (14) 0.79
Surfactant use, n (%) 45 (81) 58 (84) 0.98
Pneumothorax, n(%) 4 (7) 1 (1) 0.13
Grade 3–4 IVH, n (%) 6 (11) 10 (14) 0.93
Periventricular leukomalacia, n (%) 2 (4) 6 (9) 0.28
Necrotizing enterocolitis, n (%) 2 (4) 6 (9) 0.68
Died during study period, n (%) 5 (9) 8 (11) 0.49
  1. Data are means (SD) or numbers (n) and percentages. IVH: Intraventricular hemorrhage.
  2. Birth weight, gestational age and CRIB score were comparable between the two groups at the time of admission.