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Table 3 Prescription of analgesics on fixed schedule or as needed and type of pain

From: Pain and pain management in children and adolescents receiving hospital care: a cross-sectional study from Sweden

  Acute pain Chronic pain Acute and chronic pain
  n = 53 n = 16 n = 69
  n (%) n (%) n (%)
Paracetamol
Fixed schedule 29 (55) 6 (38) 35 (51)
As needed 18 (34) 2 (12) 20 (29)
NSAIDs
 Fixed schedule 15 (28) 3 (19) 18 (26)
 As needed 11 (21) 1 (6) 12 (17)
Opioids
 Fixed schedule 5 (9) 5 (31) 10 (14)
 As needed 19 (36) 6 (38) 25 (36)